§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that the people living in the vincinity of Lough Gowna, North Longford, suffer loss from flooding owing to the bad drainage of Lough Erne, into which Lough Gowna drains; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy the grievance?.
§ Mr. BIRRELL
If occupiers of land in the district referred to suffer from neglect on the part of the drainage trustees to maintain the drainage works their proper course is to complain to the Board of Public Works stating the facts. Only one such complaint has been received by the Board since December, 1906. It was received on 24th July last, and is being investigated.