HC Deb 08 May 1883 vol 279 c232

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Whether, in order to submit the Drainage Consolidation (Ireland) Bill to the consideration of the Country during the Whitsuntide Recess, he will introduce the same before Friday next; and, whether it will contain Clauses, as suggested, providing for the collection of Drainage Rates by Poor Rate collectors similar to provisions to that effect contained in section 16 of "The Arrears of Rent (Ireland) Act, 1882?"


Sir, I hope to introduce the Drainage Consolidation Bill before the House rises, and that it will be circulated, so as to be considered during the Recess. The suggestion in the second paragraph of the Question has been considered; but its adoption would, it is believed, involve more trouble, expense, and friction in collection than the present system of receivable orders.