§ COLONEL COLTHURST
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, If the Government intend to carry out the recommendations of the Royal Commission as to the Lower Bann Navigation in that the Board of Navigation Trustees should be abolished, and the works dealt with solely in the interest of the drainage of the country?
§ MR. COURTNEY
Sir, I fully explained the intentions of the Government on this subject in reply to a Question on the 4th instant. But I may point out that the recommendation which my hon. and gallant Friend quotes was conditional on the approval of the counties who contributed to these works. As the Grand Juries of these counties (Antrim and Derry) have so far declined to approve the proposal, the recommendation falls to the ground for the present.