§ MR. J. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether the Local Government Bill, as it is now drawn, would give any powers to the counties interested to deal with the periodical floods in the Suck and Shannon areas; and (2) whether he will be prepard to introduce amendments to deal with this matter?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
In the Bill as now drafted there is no clause dealing specifically with the matter referred to. I cannot reply to the second paragraph without further consideration.