THE O'CONOR DON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, What is the 1849 cause of the delay in issuing the Provisional Order for the formation of the Suck drainage district in Ireland, and whether it is not the fact that the requisite number of assents have been for some time sent into the Board of Public Works in Dublin?
§ COLONEL STANLEY
Sir, the Provisional Order for the formation of the Suck drainage district had been prepared for some time, and on the 13th instant the number of assents requisite to form the necessary majority were obtained. An important legal question has, however, been raised, and the Board of Public Works was only yesterday in a position to complete the arrangements. An order will be issued forthwith.