§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury to state what steps he intends to take to preserve the ruins of the ancient cathedral at Ardagh, which the local vestry have refused to do anything to preserve, although the Board of Works, the County Council, and the Church representative body have all agreed that these ancient ruins should be preserved.
(Answered by Mr. Elliot.) The ruins are not vested in the Board of Works, but in the representative Church body, and as the local vestry object to their transfer, neither the Treasury nor the Board of Works are in a position to take steps for the preservation of the ruins.