§ MR. JOSEPH DEVLIN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that in the Dee Street of Belfast there are over 200 houses without any sanitary conveniences; and whether, in view of the outbreak of smallpox in that city, steps will be taken to induce the Corporation to more efficiently perform its duty under the Public Health Acts.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
I am informed by the town clerk that there are only 106 houses in Dee Street, and that all have proper sanitary accommodation. The corporation have taken, and are taking, all necessary steps to carry out their duties under the Public Health Acts, and on Friday last adopted plans at a cost of £40,000 for the more efficient sewering of the two outlying districts recently added to the city.