§ Mr. O'KELLY
asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention has been called to the resolution of the Boyle Rural District Council No. 1, of the 12th February, requesting that an inspector should be sent to inquire into the flooding of the land about Lough Key, which has been affected by operation carried on by the Congested Districts Board; and whether he will take steps to have the water lowered at Knock-vicar and the affected lands about Lough Key?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
The Congested Districts Board have received the resolution 576 referred to, but they do not read it as suggesting that the floods about Lough Key result from works carried out by the Board. On the contrary, they observe that it attributes such flooding to the retention of water at the outlet of the lake. The Board, however, will make inquiries into the matter with the object of ascertaining whether the flooding can be prevented.