HC Deb 13 May 1901 vol 93 cc1471-2

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received reports of the medical officers of health of the Mountmellick, Portarlington, Clonaslee, and Emo dispensary districts, Mountmellick Union, relative to the injurious effects caused to the public health and sanitary condition of their districts by the flooding of the River Barrow; and whether, in view of the increase in the area and frequency of those inundations in recent years, the loss to property, and the danger to the public health, the Government propose providing a remedy by the introduction of a drainage scheme, as recommended in the Reports of the Barrow Drainage Commission, 1886, and the Royal Commission on Public Works in Ireland, 1887.


The proposal made in this question would entail legislation and a large grant of public money, and I am not in a position to promise either.