§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will consider the desirability of inserting a clause in the Local Government (Ireland) Act Amendment Bill with a view to empower councils to undertake the maintenance and repair of roads by means of direct labour, as provided in the English Local Government Act.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The object of the hon. and gallant Member could be accomplished, if thought desirable, by means of a Provisional Order under the Local Government (Ireland) (No. 2) Bill now awaiting Second Reading.