§ MR. W. REDMOND (Fermanagh, N.)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the Government, in view of the importance of the work, will advance the remainder of the money authorized for the Lough Erne works when it is applied for by the Local Drainage Board; and, whether, in view of the large number of men thrown out of employment by the stoppage of the works at Beleek, the Government will use their influence with the Drainage Board to have those works resumed?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
I believe that there is no objection to the advance to the Drainage Board of the balance of the loan already authorized to be issued, if the report as to work done justifies the issue. I should say that it is a case rather for the exercise of local influence than of 65 Governmental pressure, even if the Government had any right to intervene.
§ MR. W. REDMOND
asked the hon. Gentleman, whether the Government would support the Bill which had been introduced to extend the time for the completion of the work?
§ MR. JACKSON
said, he had not seen the particulars of the Bill, and, therefore, could not answer the Question.