HC Deb 06 May 1903 vol 121 cc1516-7
* MR. CHARLES C. CRAIG (Antrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will say when legislation for the abatement of the flooding caused by the overflowing of the River Bann and of Lough Neagh will be introduced.


May I, at the same time, ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, when he proposes to introduce the Bill to abate the flooding which has caused, and is causing, loss to the occupiers of land in the vicinity of Lough Neagh, the scheme for which was approved by the First Lord of the Treasury in the year 1888; and if he will recommend that those occupiers be relieved from their present annual payments pending the passing of the promised Bill.


In reply to these Questions, I shall consider the question of assisting these projects out of the funds provided by the Development Grant Bill, should that measure become law. The answer to the concluding inquiry in the second Question is in the negative.