§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, can he state whether any complaint has been made to the Board of Works of the choked condition of the River Inny, in the vicinity of the town of Ballymahon; who is the superintendent in charge of the drainage district: how often does he get the outlets of the tributary streams cleaned up, and whether he gives any regular contracts for the work; and whether, as floods are constantly occurring in the district, an inquiry into the management of the drainage will be made.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
That portion of the river at Ballymahon is not in a drainage district. No such complaints have been made to the Commissioners of Public-Works, who have no information on the second, third and fourth Questions. The Commissioners have called upon the trustees of the Inny Drainage District to maintain their works in proper condition, and have informed them that in default of their doing so the Commissioners will themselves take action.