HC Deb 29 March 1889 vol 334 c1144
MR. O'KEEFFE (Limerick)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he could state the number and amount of loans sanctioned to landlords and tenants in Ireland during six months ending 1888, under Land Improvement Acts; and, the number of inspectors employed in reporting on works undertaken in pursuance of the said loans, and the total amount of salaries paid to such inspectors?


Thr numbers and amounts of the loans unde the three heads referred to are:—Lan Law (Section 31), 209, £19,105; Land Law (Section 19), 3, £350; Land Improvement, 69, £19,900—total, 281, £39,350. The number of inspectors now employed is 17 ordinary inspectors at £300 a-year each, and one chief inspector at £500—total, £5,600. I should perhaps explain that, in addition to preliminary inspections and reports before the above loans were granted and to progress inspections of the works undertaken in consequence of these loans, the inspectors have also to inspect works in progress in respect of loans granted prior to the six months referred to in the hon. Member's question.