§ MR. MAHONY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether it is a fact that the inhabitants of the town of Kildysart, in the county of Clare, suffer severely in summer from the want of an adequate and proper supply of water; whether a memorial has been presented to the Government in Dublin asking for a sum of money from the Board of Works to carry out drainage "works in the locality in question; whether any answer, and, if so, what answer has been given to that memorial; and whether the attention of the Local Government Board will be directed to this matter with a view to a definite and an early decision being come to upon it?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
It appears from a Report made to the Local Government Board in June, 1889, that in hot, dry weather there was a scarcity of water in Kildysart. In September last, however, the Local Government Inspector reported that a well 697 existed within a short distance of the village whence sufficient water could be procured. No Memorial has been received by the Irish Government, asking for a loan from the Board of Works for water supply, or drainage purposes.