§ MR. RANKIN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether any applications have been received from the unions scheduled under the Emigration Clause of the Arrears of Rent (Ireland) Act of this Session for grants of money for the assistance of emigration; whether other unions, besides the five scheduled, have applied for such assistance; and if he will name them; and, if he will state the unions, if any, which desire to take advantage of the borrowing powers conferred on boards of guardians by the Act in question for emigration purposes?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Out of the five Unions scheduled under the Emigration Clauses of the Arrears of Rent Act, two —namely, Newport and Swinford—have 627 applied for grants. Twenty-two other I Unions have applied to be scheduled to enable them to obtain such assistance. They are as follows:—Ballyvaughan, Boyle, Claremorris, Dromore West, Kenmare, Letterkenny, Strokestown, Westport, Ballinasloe, Ballyshannon, Cahirciveen,Carrick-on-Shannon, Castle-rea, Galway, Glennamaddy, Loughrea, Milford, Mohill, Roscommon, Sligo, Tobercurry, and Tralee. The hon. Member does not ask me the result of the applications in these cases; but I may state that in one case (Kenmare) the whole Union has been scheduled; in seven cases a number of electoral divisions have been scheduled, and the remaining 14 cases are still under consideration. With regard to the final paragraph of the Question, no definite application for loans has yet been received from any Unions, though some Boards of Guardians have sought information on the subject. As, however, the Rules under the 21st section of the Act have only been issued within the past few days, the Boards of Guardians have not yet had time to give the matter the necessary consideration.