§ MR. MAHONY (Meath, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether an inquiry was held in October last by Captain Fair, regarding the sites for 16 labourers' cottages in the Donaghpatrick Division of the Navan Union, but that as yet no report has been made by him; and, whether he will urge the Local Government Board to expedite proceedings, with a view to enabling the Board of Guardians to place the labourers in possession of the land in time to plant the potato crop of this year?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
The cause of delay was that it had been found necessary to obtain additional information, and, in some instances, legal advice. The order confirming the scheme will be issued as soon as possible.