HC Deb 30 April 1883 vol 278 cc1416-7

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, having regard to the fact that the Land Commissioners have no means of knowing whether their orders made by virtue of Clause 19 of the Land Law (Ireland) Act are carried out or not, he will advise Her Majesty's Government to take the necessary powers for giving effect to the recommendation of the Commissioners; and, in accordance with it, to appoint inspectors charged to watch over the interests of Irish farm labourers in the matter of cottages and allotments, and to see that they obtain the benefit of the provisions on their behalf contained in recent Acts of Parliament?


Sir, as I stated a few days ago, I am at present taking steps to ascertain to what extent the orders made by the Commissioners are complied with. After the inquiries are completed and I am in possession of the results, I will endeavour to answer the hon. Member's Question more fully.