HC Deb 12 June 1882 vol 270 cc831-2

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Whether his attention has been directed to the great possibility of exceptional damages from summer floods during the present year, in the Valley of the Shannon, below Meclick and above Killaloe, by reason of the flood waters from above Meelick being unable to pass Killaloe, owing to the works at the latter place being in a more backward state than the works at the former; and, whether the Board of Works contemplate taking any steps, and, if so, what steps to obviate the danger?


Sir, the contingency anticipated by the hon. Member has been fully provided against. It is probable that the works at Killaloe will be completed as soon as those at Meelick; but should they not be so, the sluices can be so managed as to guard against an accumulation of flood water. I am assured that no sluices will be opened at the risk of injury to lands below.