§ MR. PATRICK JOSEPH O'BRIEN (Tipperary, N.)
asked the Solicitor General for Ireland whether he has received from the Shannon or Limerick Board of Conservators, more than three months ago, a Petition in reference to the proposed Shannon Drainage Bill, and the serious injury that would accrue to the valuable salmon, trout, and eel fisheries of the river in the event of said Bill being passed; whether the only reply the Board of Conservators have received was a printed acknowledgment of the Petition; and whether, having regard to the great importance of the subject, he will cause a satisfactory and speedy answer to be returned to the body referred to?
§ * MR. MADDEN
said, that the Memorial in question had been received, and was duly acknowledged. The prayer of the Memorial was that the Bill, before it became law, might be referred to a Select Committee. This would be the natural course after the Bill had passed a Second Reading, and the Memorialists would be so informed.