§ Mr. BOLAND
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that memorials have been sent to the Local Government Board frequently during the past 15 years asking that the water supply of Caherciveen, county Kerry, be promptly dealt with; and can he now state what action will be taken in view of the danger to the health of the town through the Board's neglect of the matter?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
Recurring complaints of the insufficiency of water at Caherciveen have been made to the Local Government Board for some years past, and they have frequently urged the rural district council to supplement the supply. In 1906 a scheme was agreed to, but the council did not proceed with it owing to opposition to the area of charge. Further plans were obtained by the council and approved at a meeting of ratepayers, but the council have again postponed action until satisfied that the outlying electoral divisions will be free of all expense in the matter. A formal complaint under Section 15 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1896, has now been received by the Local Government Board, who intend to institute an inquiry.