HC Deb 27 January 1902 vol 101 c968

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that during the recent floods in the River Barrow and its tributaries in the neighbourhood of Mountmellick ten persons were rescued, five of whom were in danger of being drowned; and whether the Government will institute inquires as to how the danger to life resulting from periodical floods in this district may be averted.


The reply to the first inquiry is in the affirmative. The subject matter of the second inquiry has already been dealt with in answer to the hon. Member's previous Question of Monday last.†