§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, what is the present condition of the water supply in Richmond Barracks, Dublin; and if the defects alleged to have occurred in the recent additional supply have occasioned grave difficulties?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The Richmond Barracks are supplied, like the population of Dublin, with Vartry water for drinking purposes. Its quality is satisfactory. For flushing drains, canal water was used until recently, but this has been discontinued. No defects in the recent supply have occurred beyond the fact that one day last week the water was shut off for a few hours while a burst main was under repair.