§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that in the construction of the Stranorlar and Glenties line of railway, under the direction of the Board of Works, the contractors have diverted a road south of Cloghan Station in such a manner as seriously to interfere with the drainage of adjoining land, especially that occupied by James Kee; whether the responsibility for this part of the work rests on the contractor or on the Board of Works; and, what compensation is to be secured for the occupiers whose land is injured?
§ MR. HANBURY
The interference with the drainage caused by the road diversion has been obviated by the works carried out by the order of the Drainage Commissioners. The responsibility presumably rests with the Board of Works as Drainage Commissioners. All questions of compensation are, or have been, dealt with by the Arbitrator's award.