HC Deb 01 April 1892 vol 3 c479
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland how many cottages have been built under the Labourers (Ireland) Acts in the Mallow Union; whether he is aware that numbers of labourers in this Union are now living in houses long since condemned as unfit for human habitation; how many schemes under the Acts have been adopted in this Union; and whether any of these schemes have been dropped; and, if so, for what reason?


The total number of cottages authorised up to the present to be provided in the Union is 111. Of this number 105 have been built. The Guardians have before them schemes for the erection of additional cottages.


Will the right hon. Gentleman try to make these Guardians, being more or less of the Conservative Party under the domination of the ex-officio Guardians, take some steps to provide that these labourers shall not have to live in cottages which are unfit for human habitation?


The Guardians appear to have taken these steps already.