HC Deb 12 February 1908 vol 184 c17

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that acute differences of opinion have arisen in the Lisnaskea rural district as to the suitability of a site selected by the council, which is alleged to be inconvenient of access and likely to be a cause of pollution to the Brookeboro waterworks; and will he suggest to the Local Government Board the propriety of holding a sworn inquiry and refusing to sanction any loan for the acquisition of the site if found unsuitable.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I am informed that the hon. Member is correct in stating that there are acute differences of opinion among the members of the rural district council, as to the suitability of the site proposed for the new burial ground. The Local Government Board would be prepared to hold an inquiry in the matter, if the council should require a loan to defray the cost. The rural district council have, however, definitely stated that they do not consider a loan I necessary.