HC Deb 17 April 1874 vol 218 c713

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Public Works Loan Commissioners are prepared to grant money to Local Authorities in Ireland for sanitary purposes, the object being approved, at the same rate of interest as granted to England at the same time, and subject to the same period for the repayment of such loans?


, in reply, said, he did not know the nature of the advances to which the hon. Gentleman referred. He, however, wished to point out that the Public Health Act, to which the question seemed to refer, and under which advances were made at a lower rate than that at which the Public Works Loan Commissioners could usually lend money, was confined to England, and therefore that it was not in the power of the Commissioners to make advances under that Act to local authorities in Ireland. It was intended, however, to introduce a corresponding Bill for Ireland, and the hon. Gentleman would then see what provisions were proposed on the subject.