HC Deb 31 March 1896 vol 39 cc518-9
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether any settlement, either conditional on the consent of Parliament or otherwise, has been made in the action of the Attorney General for Ireland at the relation of James H. North against the Blackrock and Kingstown Main Drainage Board; if so, what were the terms of the settlement, did they include the payment of any compensation to Mr. North personally, as distinct from his capacity of relator; and whether the Local Government of Ireland have consented to the introduction of the Bill of which the Main Drainage Board have given public notice?


The case was, with the consent of all the parties, adjourned to enable the Drainage Board to endeavour to obtain an Act of Parliament to validate the Acts by them, which are alleged to have been ultra vires. Should the Board be unsuccessful in this, the hearing of the case will be resumed, and in any event any settlement arrived at will be brought before the Court. The exact terms of the arrangements come to are not at present known to the Government. The Local Government Board have not received any application for their consent to the introduction of the Bill referred to.