§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury to state the total amount of loans for drainage purposes raised in the county Longford; how much of this sum was administered by elected and how much by non-elected drainage boards; and how much is now outstanding against the several districts in North and South Longford.
§ MR. VICTOR CAVENDISH
The total amount of advances by the Board of Works for arterial drainage in county Longford is £51,652 1s. 1d. This is exclusive of the amount expended for maintenance by the local boards, as to which the Government has no information. All the trustees of drainage boards are elected. The amount of principal outstanding on the 31st March last was as follows:—Currygrane, £246 10s.; Upper Inny, £44,304 0s. 10d.; Rinn and Black River, £689 0s. 9d.; Total £45,239 11s. 7d.