§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Government have yet decided as to the particular mode in which the £50,000 proposed to be taken for public works in Ireland is to be expended; and, whether, in view of the immense damage annually caused by floods in the valley of the Barrow, in insalubrity induced thereby, the impossibility of properly draining such places as Portarlington, and other centres of population, and the strong representations made by a series of Commissions and other authorities on the subject, he will cause arrangements to be forthwith made for carrying out a general scheme for dealing with the main channel of the Barrow, from Mountmellick to Carlow, in the present summer?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
Her Majesty's Government have been giving their very best attention to this matter, and are working out the best plan for the disposal of the sum referred to. I shall be obliged to the hon. Member if he will repeat his Question on Thursday, when I trust that I shall be in a position to give him full details with regard to the subject.