§ MR. P. O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether any 470 complaints have reached the Local Government Board concerning the quality and quantity of the Clones water supply; whether it is true that samples of the water were submitted to the public analyst of Dublin, and condemned by him as unfit for human consumption; and. whether the Clones Local Sanitary Board have taken any steps to provide a wholesome and efficient supply; and, if not, will the Local Government Board take any action to prevent the dangers of further delay in the matter?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
Complaints on this subject have reached the Local Government Board. Samples of water from the five public pumps in the town have been analyzed by the public analyst of Dublin. He pronounced the water of one to be utterly unfit for use, of two to be inferior, and of the other two to be of fairly good quality. The Local Government Board are at present in correspondence with the Rural Sanitary Authority in regard to the general question of the water supply to this town.