HC Deb 28 February 1910 vol 14 c585

asked the Chief Secretary whether, in view of his statement on 22nd April, 1909, on the question of arterial drainage in Ireland that it was the duty of the Government at the earliest possible moment to avail themselves of the suggestions of the Arterial Drainage Commission of 1905, and to carry out some legislative procedure which would transfer to those local authorities the task of maintaining arterial drainage works, he would say when legislation on this matter would be submitted to the House?


A Bill with the object of transferring to local authorities the task of maintaining existing arterial drainage works is in course of preparation, but in present circumstances I cannot say when it will be possible to introduce such Bill.