§ COLONEL NOLAN (Galway, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what relief works are in progress in the Unions of Tuam and Glenamaddy; and would he consider the propriety of starting some now that the Spring sowings are completed?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
No relief works are in progress in the Unions mentioned, the condition of which will continue to receive attention. As I have already pointed out to the hon. Member in connection with a previous question of his on the subject, relief works were recently opened in Tuam Union, in response to representations made from the locality and by himself; but with the exception of some eight persons no one could be found to accept employment at the relief rate of wage offered. (A stone of meal per day—6s. a week).