§ MR. BOLAND
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a memorial from the inhabitants of Glencar, county Kerry, with reference to the failure of the potato crop in that district and other matters; and whether he will have special inquiry made into the conditions of the whole parish of Glenbeigh and Glencar, and will consider the advisability of sanctioning a grant of seed potatoes, and of urging the Congested Districts Board to undertake the making of a road on the western side of Caragh Lake.
I have received the memorial referred to. The Local Government Board have; directed their inspector to make special inquiry into the alleged failure of the potato crop and the Circumstances of the people in the district mentioned. The Congested Districts Board do not consider it desirable to undertake the construction of a road along the western shore of Caragh Lake, which it is estimated would cost £2,000. It is not within the province of the Congested Districts Board to undertake works for the relief of temporary or exceptional distress.