§ Mr. HUGH LAW
asked the Chief Secretary whether the attention of the Board of Works has been called to the delay in completing the extension of the pier at Downings, county Donegal; whether he is aware that more than five years have already been spent upon this work, and that much inconvenience and loss has been caused to fishermen, fish-buyers, and others; and whether he can take steps to have the works expedited, so that the pier 1137W may be completed before the commencement of the May fishing season?
§ Mr. BIRRELL:
I am informed by the Board of Works that there have been two works of extension at this place—the first begun in 1905 and completed in 1906; the second begun in 1908 and now nearly complete. Additional works of protection are also being carried out, which will not be completed before the commencement of the May fishing, but it is hoped to have the wharf side of the pier free for the use of the Fleet at that time.