§ MR. TULLY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether the attention of the Local Government Board has been directed to the last analysis by Sir Charles Cameron of samples of water from Lough Sheever, 913 from which the Mullingar sanitary authority propose to take a public supply; and (2) whether, in view of the unfavourable nature of Sir Charles Cameron's Report, the Local Government Board will direct the abandonment of the Lough Sheever scheme, and advise the guardians to accept the recent offers to enable them to obtain a supply of pure water from Lough Owell?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The reply to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. The Mullingar Guardians, when they had Sir Charles Cameron's Report before them, unanimously decided to send, for further analysis, four samples of water from Lough Sheever, the water to be taken about 60 yards distant from the land, and the Local Government Board are awaiting the further analysis of the water.