HC Deb 27 June 1904 vol 136 c1258

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the report of the inspector in regard to the drainage of the Owenmore River, in the county Sligo, has yet been received; if so, what are the-recommendations contained in it; and can he say what steps the Department of Agriculture contemplate taking in the matter.


The Department of Agriculture caused an inspection of the district to be made. The inspector's report has been received and a copy of it will be communicated to the hon. Member. In 1886 the county surveyor estimated that the cost of draining the district would amount to about £17,000. No later estimate is available. The initiation of a scheme must rest with the persons locally interested under the Arterial Drainage Acts. The Department of Agriculture has no funds available for the purpose.