HC Deb 04 March 1886 vol 302 cc1888-9

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If, in view of the fact that the Barrow Drainage Commission have closed their inquiry and made their Report, in which they recommend that the main works on that river, as recommended by Mr. Manning, C.E., should be carried out; and, in view also of the great injury to the health and property of the inhabitants of the locality by the flooding of the river, and the necessity for giving immediate employment to a great number of labourers in the district, he will take steps to have the drainage works on the River Barrow commenced without further delay?


The Report to which the hon. Member refers has only just come before me. I observe that very large financial considerations are involved in the matter, and also the question of legislation. The matter will require more time for consideration than I have yet been able to give to it.