HC Deb 20 March 1862 vol 165 cc1872-3

said, he rose to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the effect of the floods over the district from Roscrea to the Shannon, and to the flooding of the tributaries of the Barrow; and whether he proposes to introduce any general Drainage Bill for Ireland this Session?


said, he was not aware that the Government had received any information on the subject to which the hon. Member referred; and as at present advised, he thought the Govern- ment were not prepared to bring in any-general measure relating to drainage for Ireland.


said, that in consequence of the answer which had been given by the right hon. Baronet, he would on an early day move for leave to bring in a Bill on the subject of drainage in Ireland.