MR. O'KEEFFE (Limerick)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if, bearing in mind replies given in this House during last Session, that no injury had been done, or was likely to be done, to the Shannon Fisheries by the drainage works executed by the Board of Works at Killaloe and elsewhere, he will direct that the Minutes of the Evidence taken by the Fishery Commissioners last summer, relative to the contemplated Shannon Drainage question, together with the Inspector's Report thereon, be laid upon the Table of this House, in order that Members may understand the apprehension, before contemplated legislation, as to imminent danger to the Shannon Fisheries alleged that will occur, by the Limerick Board of Fishery Conservators, if the Board of Works designs are persisted in; and if in future, having regard to the right involved, he will direct, in lieu of an official reply to their communications, that full information be supplied on said subjects to the Limerick Fishery Board, their interests being materially affected?
MR, A. J. BALFOUR
As stated by me yesterday, in reply to a question put by the hon. Member for Limerick, West, copies of the evidence and of the Reports of the Inspectors of Fisheries and of the Board of Works in the matter referred to will, when the printing is completed, be furnished to the Limerick Board of Conservators—probably within the next few days. This, I hope, will answer all practical purposes.