It is surely improper to put in votes year in and year out and do nothing. The minister does not knoW whether there is any necessity for that work being done or for keeping the item in the estimates. There are several o^her items in this block in the same position.
This item is for the construction of a new pier-head on the east pier, of solid crib-work, 36 feet wide and 112 feet long. This is needed because of damage caused by a storm. The harbour wae constructed originally by the municipality about 60 years ago.
The place cannot be very important or the workNvery urgently needed, as nothing has been done although the item has been in the estimates for two years. If it has been possible to get along without it thus far, why not get on a little longer, and drop the item altogether?