HC Deb 06 December 1906 vol 166 c1197

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the townlands of Sleehaun-Sankey, Corraboola, Foxhall, Bally-maclifford, Rockpeyten, Clygeen, and Smithfield, in county Longford, are constantly flooded owing to the overflow of the tributary river, which drains these townlands, into the River Inny; whether he is aware that the outfall of the Inny at or near Ballymahon has been choked for years for want of proper draining and fencing; and will he ask the Board of Works to direct the formation of a district drainage board to get this work properly done.


I learn from the Board of Works that they have no information on the facts stated in the Question. If, however, the hon. Member will be good enough to refer to the Answer which I gave to the hon. Member for East Cavan on the 15th ultimo he will find that the Board of Works have no power to take the course which he suggests,†