HC Deb 10 August 1896 vol 44 cc384-5
MR. J. P. FARRELL (Cavan, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to a letter published in the Ennis-killen local papers from Mr. J. Mahaffy, J.P., Belturbet, complaining that the £30,000 spent on the drainage of Lough Erne has resulted in rendering the River Erne less navigable than before: and will the Treasury direct the Board of Works to make an immediate inquiry into the management and expenditure of this Board?


No, Sir. Mr. Mahaffy has not communicated his letter to me, nor has any complaint on the subject reached the Treasury. If the hon. Member will kindly let me have a copy of the letter, together with any other information he may have on the subject, I will look into the matter and communicate the result to him.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say that an Inquiry will be granted?


I have given the hon. Gentleman the fullest information I can.