HC Deb 08 February 1865 vol 177 c84

asked the Secretary for Ireland, Whether it is his intention to introduce any measure during the present Session for the promotion and encouragement of Arterial Drainage?


said, the question was a large one. Last autumn the serious attention of the Irish Government was turned to the subject. He had yesterday received a note from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland with reference to some communications from persons interested in land bordering on the river Shannon. It appeared to have been pressed on the attention of the Treasury by the Lord Lieutenant; but no reply had been as yet received from that quarter.