Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cost of Diesel-electric Locomotives.

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asked the Minister for Transport and Power the total cost to C.I.E. of fifteen diesel-electric locomotives purchased in the United States of America.

The total cost of these locomotives was £776,600 approximately.

Does the Minister seriously suggest that he does not propose to hold an inquiry into the expenditure of the best part of £1,000,000 on these diesel electric locomotives which are at present being driven only in one direction?

The Deputy misunderstands the position.

Is it not a fact that if Dr. Andrews spent his time looking after these matters instead of quarrelling with trade unions he would not have made this blunder?