§ 16. Mr. CRUMLEY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can have an inspector sent to inquire into the damage clone by flooding of lands in the neighbourhood of Lough Erne and its tributary, Lough Sillis, county Fermanagh, and into the necessity for drainage of those districts?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I am aware that a considerable tract of country on the banks of this river is subject to floods, and that if these floods take place near harvest time they cause much damage; but, unless the people of the locality can see their way to prepare a scheme under the existing Drainage Acts, I do not see how anything can be done for them. Under these circumstances no useful purpose would be served by sending down an inspector.