HC Deb 02 February 1891 vol 349 cc1532-3

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the scheme promoted by the Roscrea Board of Guardians for building two labourers' cottages in the Booris in Ossory Electoral Division, and one in the Electoral Division of Moneenalassa, was, on the Report of the Local Government Board Inspector, sanctioned by the Privy Council; whether the Board of Works have written to the Guardians stating that they could not send down an arbitrator to value the three half-acre plots and assess the compensation to be paid to landlords and occupiers until a sum of £30 was lodged on that account, but that they would not undertake that that sum should cover the expenses of the arbitrator; and if he could explain why the fee charged for valuing one and a half statute acres should be almost equal to the price of the land?


I believe the facts are as stated in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the question, and I am making inquiries.