§ MR. HUGH LAW () Donegal, W.
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, if he is aware 588 of the widespead dissatisfaction caused in the congested districts by the announcement of the projected suspension of the work of the parish committees for want of funds; and if he can now say what provision the Government propose to make in order to secure a continuance of of the work.
§ MR. BIRRELL
In my Answer to Questions put by the hon. Member for East Mayo on the 4th instant, I made a very full statement as to the funds of the Congested Districts Board, and explained the reasons why the Board have, to their great regret, been obliged to decide upon the suspension of parish committee grants in the coming financial year. I am afraid that I can add nothing to that Answer.