§ MR. FLYNN (Cork Co., N.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether, in view of the inconvenient and expensive procedure to acquire land, otherwise than by consent, for the purpose of widening old or making new roads, especially in instances where the land required is poor and the damage insignificant, prescribed by the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, the Government will consider the advisability of repealing Section 10 of the said Act, and of substituting the speedier and less expensive procedure by which compensation was fixed under Section 134 of 6 and 7 Will. 4, Chapter 116.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The provisions of this section were fully discussed and carefully considered in the progress through Committee of the Local Government Bill, and I cannot hold out any hope that the Government will be willing to substitute for the procedure provided by it, the procedure theretofore existing, which was considered inapplicable to the new condition of things.