HC Deb 05 August 1872 vol 213 cc455-6

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether, as there has been no legislation this Session with respect to Labourers' Dwellings in Ireland, he can give any hope that this important subject will be taken into consideration by the Government during the Recess?


stated that he hoped the Government would be able during the Recess to consider the subject of labourers' dwellings in Ireland, and that with a view of facilitating such consideration the Poor Law Commissioners had, on his suggestion, issued a series of questions to their Inspectors, for the purpose of obtaining information on several points connected with the subject. The whole, or, at any rate, the greater part, of their Reports had now been received, and they contained much useful information which would no doubt be laid upon the Table of the House next Session, and which probably would form the foundation of a satisfactory measure on the subject.