HC Deb 14 May 1885 vol 298 c477

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, If he is aware that several Boards of Guardians in Ireland have abandoned their schemes for the building of labourers' cottages in their Unions, owing to his reply regarding the reduced rate of interest on loans for that purpose; and, if so, whether he will get the Treasury to allow the new rate of interest to come into operation at once, so as not to stand in the way of the building of those cottages?


I have made inquiries, but cannot learn that any Board of Guardians has recently abandoned a scheme for labourers' cottages; some, however, may have temporarily suspended operations. I regret the delay in proceeding with the Bill; but the opposition to it does not proceed from this side of the House.