MR. O'CONNOR POWER
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What was the amount of money for relief works presented for at the baronial sessions held in the baronies of Gallon, Carra, and Tyrawley respec- 638 tively, at the sessions held in those baronies last month; if he could state how much of the said amount has been sanctioned for each barony; and, whether, should the works not be proceeded with immediately, he is in a position to state that the Board of Works will sanction them as soon as the work of the harvest is over?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
The amount presented and voted at the baronial sessions in the three baronies named by the hon. Member was £12,600 odd. That expenditure was not authorized by the Board of Works and the Local Government Board, as they did not think it desirable to interfere with the harvest. Whether those authorities will sanction them afterwards must depend on the state of employment at the time.