§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been directed to a representation from the Naas (No. 2) Rural District Council to the effect that they had received from the acting county surveyor of Wicklow an application for the maintenance of 296 perches of road between the three roads at Ballyfolan and the roads at Shankill at 6s. per perch per annum, being an increase of 5s. 6d. per perch per annum as compared with the amount paid prior to the establishment of the military camp at Shankill; and to an application from the Naas Rural Council for the sum of £81 a year towards defraying the cost of maintaining the road to the camp, in addition to the sum of £46 7s. 4d. already paid by the council in excess of the usual amount, the increased expenditure having been occasioned by the traffic to the camp; and whether he will see that the Naas Council is recouped for its outlay in this case.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The increase in the wear and tear of the roads mentioned is met by the increased contributions in lieu of rates due to the increase in the value of the War Department property, in respect of which the contributions are made.