§ MR. MACVEAGH
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the total amount expended by the Board of Works on the drainage of the River Bann, the average amount annually levied by the drainage trustees, and the annual average receipts of the trustees.
§ MR. VICTOR CAVENDISH
The total expenditure on drainage was £158,423 and on navigation £104,374. The works carried out for this latter purpose were, to a considerable extent, also useful for drainage. The Board of Works have no information as to the last portion of the hon. Member's Question.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL
Seeing that this money is contributed by the ratepayers and that the expenditure of the Board of Works is useless, will the right hon. Gentleman take into consideration the whole question.