§ MR. POLLARD-URQUHART
said, he wished to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether it is the intention of the Government that the inquiries of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the best means of preventing the pollution of rivers shall be extended to the rivers in Ireland?
, in reply, said, he found that the Commissioners, by an official letter, had declared that they would not be able to conclude their inquiry with regard to England till the year 1868. There was therefore plenty of time to consider what course should be adopted with regard to the Irish rivers. Individually, he thought it highly desirable that the condition of Irish rivers should also be inquired into.