THE MARQUESS OF CLANRICARDE
presented a petition from the Grand Jury the County of Galway, for better Regulation of the Waters of the River Shannon. The petitioners stated that a sum of £40,000 had been levied on the county of Galway for the improvement of the navigation of the river, and the drainage of the land adjoining, but that the plans by which those objects were to be effected had not been properly carried out. They, therefore, prayed for a Committee of inquiry into the subject. He begged to give notice that it was his intention to move for the appointment of a Select Committee on the first Monday after the Easter recess—namely, on the 5th of May. Meanwhile, he would move for the following Returns:—Copy of a Memorial upon that Subject, transmitted to the Treasury in the month of January last by The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; and of the Reply of the Treasury thereto: And also,Return showing the Amount of Money paid over by the Shannon Commissioners to the Board of Works in Ireland, after they had made their final Report in 1850, and the Mode in which that Money, or any Part of it, has been applied; together with a Return of the Annual Income derived from and Expenditure incurred by the Shannon Navigation, in each Tear up to the present since 1850.
§ Petition to lie on the table.
§ Returns ordered to be laid before the House.