HC Deb 06 August 1894 vol 28 cc133-4

On behalf of the hon. Member for North Leitrim, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. George L. Tottenham, D.L., J.P., Glenade, County Leitrim, has offered to place at the disposal of the Congested Districts Board a building equipped with engine-power and shafting for the purpose of starting a woollen factory or other industry; is he aware that this practical and definite offer of Mr. Tottenham's was made with a view to give employment in the congested division of Aghamlish, where wool is one of the principal products; and that up to the present the Congested Districts Board have ignored the offer; is it a fact that up to the present no money has been spent on industries by the Board in the congested districts of Leitrim; and will he have inquiry made as to the feasibility of the scheme suggested by Mr. Tottenham?


The Congested Districts Board have received from Mr. G. L. Tottenham a letter in which he offers to place at the disposal of the Board a building, recently used as a creamery, for starting a woollen or other industry. The offer has not been ignored, as alleged, but, on the contrary, careful inquiry has been made into the matter, and it will come before the Board at their next meeting. No money has yet been expended by the Board on such industries in the County Leitrim.