§ Mr. FETHERSTONHAUGH
asked whether any free grant has been made towards the drainage of the Barrow; and can he hold out any hope of a free grant towards the drainage of the Sillies river, county Fermanagh, which does harm yearly by flooding the lands of farmers, and in a district where the small proprietors would be unable without assistance from the Government to undertake the necessary works to combat the evil?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I understand that an application has been made to the Development Commissioners for a grant for certain160W drainage works on the River Barrow, but so far as I am aware no grant has been made for the purpose. There are no funds at my disposal from which a grant could be made towards the drainage of the River Sillies.