§ MR. M'GOVERN (Cavan, W.)
I beg-to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, is he aware that when Belturbet was constituted an urban sanitary district in 1894 a sum of £330 10s., due by Belturbet to Cavan Poor Law Union for sanitary works, was not enforced or directed to be paid; and, seeing that the Local Government Board since the passing of the Local Government (Ireland) Act compelled the County Council of County Cavan to bring an action against the Belturbet Urban District Council for this money which action was dismissed by the King's Bench, and that neither the Belturbet Urban I Council nor Cavan County Council was responsible for this litigation, will he direct the Local Government Board to pay the law costs incurred.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Local Government Board was not responsible for the failure of the Cavan Guardians to recover this money from the Urban Sanitary Authority, nor did the Board compel the County Council to take the legal proceedings referred to. There are no funds at the Board's disposal to defray the law costs incurred by local bodies in endeavouring to secure what they believe to be their rights.