§ COLONEL NOLAN (Galway, N.)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works if the Government will this year bring in a small Bill to permit of occupiers in Ireland forming Drainage Boards?
MR. J. MORLEY
I will answer that question. It appears to me that the Drainage and Improvement of Land (Ireland) Act of last Session carries out the object of the hon. and gallant Member. This Act enables a tenant to be substituted for the proprietor in to drainage district (1) by agreement with the proprietor; (2) by order of the Board of Works against the proprietor's consent if they are satisfied that such substitution is expedient. A tenant so substituted has, with one exception—namely, the right of dissenting from the formation of the drainage district—all the rights and liabilities of a proprietor during the 683 continuance of his tenancy with regard to the formation of Drainage Boards.