§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Royal Commission on the Development of the Resources of Ireland have concluded their inquiries regarding arterial drainage; and, if so, whether they will report upon that subject prior to their entering upon the consideration of the other questions referred to them?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I understand from the Royal Commissioners that they have practically completed their inquiry upon the subject of arterial drainage; and, in accordance with the promise conveyed by my Predecessor in Office to a deputation of which the hon. Member was one, they intend making a separate Report upon this part of the Reference to them. They are now engaged on the preparation of that Report.