§ MR. KILBRIDE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state on what grounds the Government has come to the conclusion that public money should be applied to the drainage of the River Bann; whether his attention has been directed to the proceedings of the meeting of the Joint Committee, representative of Kildare, Carlow, King's and Queen's Counties, formed for the purpose of considering the question of the Barrow drainage; and, if so, whether the Government are prepared to advance public money for the drainage of the Barrow when advancing money for the drainage of the Bann.
§ MR. ATKINSON (for Mr. WYNDHAM)
My right hon. friend replied to a similar Question † addressed to him on Monday last by the hon. Member for South Roscommon. To that reply I have nothing to add.