MR. J. P.FARRELL (Longford, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the attention of the Commissioners of Works in Ireland has been called to the failure of 632 the Longford District Drainage Board to drain the tributary from Mullagharowmeen to the Camlin River which, owing to its neglected condition, is flooding the lands of the riparian occupiers; and, if not, will attention now be directed to it.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) No representations to this effect have been recently made to the Commissioners of Public Works. The trustees of the drainage district are responsible for the maintenance of the drainage works in good order. Complaints of neglect should be made in the first instance to the trustees through their secretary. If complaints so made are without effect, a complaint would then properly lie to the Commissioners.