HC Deb 30 March 1905 vol 143 c1725
MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, seeing that the county of Sligo has received no grant under the Marine Works Act, the Government will now consider the advisability of allocating a portion of the balance of £4,000 remaining on foot of the funds provided under The Sea Fisheries Act, 1883, for the drainage of the Owenmore River in that county.


The funds provided under The Sea Fisheries Act are expressly limited in their application to the purposes of that Act. These purposes do not include drainage.


But will the Government make inquiry with a view to giving some assistance in this matter, seeing that the people have been ruined and are unable to carry out this necessary work?


It is impossible to answer a Question of that kind across the floor of the House, but if the hon. Gentleman has any facts to communicate to me, I will consider them.