HC Deb 19 June 1884 vol 289 cc799-800

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the Report of the Engineer of the Board of Works in Ireland, with reference to the Barrow Drainage, has been delayed pending the completion of valuation to be furnished by Mr. Fitzgerald; and, whether, as that valuation is now complete, he will cause the Report of the Engineer to be laid upon the Table; and, if he can state the total expense of the preliminary inquiry?


The Engineer's Report cannot be completed except upon consideration of that of the valuator. When received it will be presented to Parliament. The preliminary inquiries are expected to cost about £1,700, half of which will be paid by the public.