§ MR. EDWARD MITCHELL (Fermanagh, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the character of the water supply in the village of Tempo, county Fermanagh, and to the reports made by the sanitary officer and by the Local Government Board inspector upon the insufficiency of the supply; if so, will he state what action has the Local Government Board taken in the matter; and whether, seeing that the well by which this village is supplied has now gone dry, he will direct that immediate steps be taken to procure pure water for the inhabitants of the village.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Board was informed by the district council in January last that it was proposed to provide a water supply. The Board has again communicated with the council and urged it to give the matter immediate attention. With respect to the conclusion of the Question, the Board's action n such matters is regulated by Section 1344 15 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1896, and it cannot proceed unless in pursuance of a formal complaint made under that enactment. No such complaint has been lodged with the Board.
§ MR. EDWARD MITCHELL
Am I to understand from the right hon. Gentleman that no action will be taken unless the inhabitants of Tempo make formal application to the Local Government Board?