§ MR. HALPIN (Clare, W.)
To ask the President of the Board, of Trade whether he is aware that tenants holding small farms on the River Fergus, County Clare, the valuation being from £50 to £60, are obliged to keep up the banks, in some cases half a mile in length, that protect slob lands valued at £3,500, and that, if the bank is broken by the tide in stormy weather damage may be done to the tenants on the slob lands of the large valuation; and will he take steps to secure that the tenants or tenant on the small holding shall not be responsible for such damage.† See Column 701–2.
* MR. BRYCE
The question is being investigated by a Royal Commission, and any facts of this nature might be laid before the Commission by the hon. Member.