§ MR. MAHONY (Meath, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he can state why the Local Government Board for Ireland have not as yet issued the Provisional Orders for the Oldcastle Union, under the Labourers (Ireland) Act, although the local inquiry was held as far back as the 16th of April last?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
The scheme in this case is a very extensive one, relating to the erection of 215 768 houses; and the inspection of the sites proposed, and the correspondence subsequent to the inquiry, has necessarily occupied considerable time. The order is now in the hands of the Board's solicitor, who has been instructed to prepare it as soon as possible.