§ MR. DUFFY (Galway, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the apprehended failure of the potato and other crops in the Kinvara district, Galway. this year owing to the abnormally wet year; and whether it is the intention of the Government to pass the Bill introduced some time ago to enable the county council, in conjunction with the Congested Districts Board and the Agricultural Board, to carry out the projected scheme of improvement to Kinvara harbour.‡ See(4)Debates,clv., 130.
§ (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Reports which the Local Government Board have received from the Kinvara district show that the potato crop is well up to the average, and that if good weather should continue for the next fortnight the harvest will be satisfactory. The Prime Minister has already announced that it is the intention of the Government to proceed with the Navigation Works (Ireland) Bill.