asked the Minister for Finance whether his attention has been called to the inconvenience caused to travellers by the arrangements for Customs examination at Dun Laoghaire Pier, and whether he will state what steps he proposes to take to deal with the matter.

I am aware that some inconvenience is caused to travellers by the present arrangements for the Customs examination on Carlisle Pier. A certain amount of this inconvenience is inseparable from a Customs examination, even under the most favourable conditions. Steps, however, are being taken to effect such improvements as are practicable; and for that purpose the Commissioners of Public Works have been in communication with the Revenue Department, the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, and the Dublin and South-Eastern Railway Companies. This correspondence has resulted in a Conference between the representatives of the various bodies interested, which is being held to-day.

If the Deputy will postpone his question for some days I may be in a position to give him more accurate information as to the improvements it is thought possible to effect.