HC Deb 14 November 1918 vol 110 cc2849-50

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he will inquire into the neglect of the Killarney Board of Guardians in carrying out the sanitary laws within their district; and whether, seeing that this has been going on for years, that the public who are suffering have complained without any result on scores of occasions, and that several deaths have recently taken place, he will disband this Board and appoint some competent persons who will carry out the law with some regard for the welfare of the poor?


On the 12th March last the Local Government Board sanctioned the loan required for the improvement of the Killorglin water supply and the tender for the execution of the necessary works was accepted by the Killarney Rural District Council on the 27th July. A permit, however, had to be obtained by the contractors to obtain the necessary materials, and the Board urged the Ministry of Munitions on the 7th September to give the permit. Some further information, however, was required by the Ministry, which has since been furnished, the Board understand, by the Rural District Council, and doubtless the permit will be issued without delay. With regard to the latter part of the question the Board have no power under existing laws to dissolve a Rural District Council.

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