§ Mr. GINNELL
asked the Chief Secretary whether any estimate has been formed of the area of arable land in Ireland recently submerged in water for want of arterial drainage, and the amount of 1150W damage caused to the land and to livestock; whether the Department has brought under the notice of the Treasury the amount of taxation of Ireland which should be applied to the work of drainage; and whether any promise has been obtained that this will be done?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
No estimates of the nature indicated by the hon. Member have been framed, nor are the materials available for doing so.