HC Deb 10 September 1886 vol 309 cc14-5

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the condition of the labourers in the district of Abbeyfeale, union of Newcastle; whether the sanitary authority of the said union prepared a scheme for two hundred labourers' cottages, and forwarded a petition to the Local Government Board to inquire into the scheme on the 15th of April last; whether an inquiry was held in June, and a letter forwarded from the Local Government Board in July, stating that instructions for the preparation of a Provisional Order had been issued; if he will state the reason why this Order is delayed; and, whether he will urge the responsible officials to proceed with the necessary steps to complete the scheme with some degree of expedition?


It is true that a scheme for the erection of a large number of labourers' cottages was submitted by the Newcastle Guardians in April last, and that some delay has occurred in carrying it out; but this is attributable partly to the extent of the scheme, but mainly to the omission of necessary documents and other irregularities on the part of the Guardians. However, a draft order will be sent to the Guardians by the Local Government Board before their next meeting.