§ MR. DUFFY (Galway, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the number of statutable acres in the electoral division of Derrylaur, in the 1176 Loughrea Union; whether he will state when this district was last visited by an inspector of the Congested Districts Board; what recommendations, if any, were made by the inspector at the time, and have they been given effect to; and whether, in view of the poverty of this mountain district, he will state the total expenditure of the Congested District; Board upon works of utility in this district.
(Answered by Mr. Atkinson.) The area of this electoral division is 10,088 acres; it contains only 88 inhabited houses. The division has not been inspected by an officer of the Board since 1893. His report is a confidential document, and I cannot disclose its contents. There has been no expenditure by the Board in the division. In 1897 they offered to contribute one-half the cost of constructing a road, estimated at £900, but the local authority did not accept the offer.