§ MR. MURPHY (Dublin, St. Patrick's)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the scheme for the drainage of the Barrow, which has been re-commended by the Commission on Irish Public Works, differs from the plans officially prepared; and, whether, as new plans will be required, any Irish engineers have been engaged in preparing the necessary surveys before the best season for such work has gone by?
THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN)(who replied) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
said, the scheme recommended by the Royal Commission differed in several important respects from that proposed by the Chief Engineer to the Board of Works; and a great deal would have to be done to work out the proposed scheme in detail before the execution of the works could be commenced. At present there were no funds available for this purpose, nor would there be until Parliament bad passed the Votes, including the Supplementary Estimates.