§ MR. PATRICK M'HUGH
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that a memorial has recently been sent to the Irish Board of Works from landowners, tenant farmers, and others, in the County of Leitrim, praying the Board to complete the Shannon drainage works commenced in 1887; and whether the Board will comply with the prayer of the memorialists to sink the bed of the Shannon from Lough Allen to Drumheriff Bridge?
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
I am informed that it is hoped that, with a continuance of fine weather, the scheme of drainage works now in hand will be completed before the winter. As regards the second paragraph, I cannot say more than that the matter is under the consideration of the Board of Works.