§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state in how many cases have the Irish Local Government Board exercised their statutory powers under the Labourers (Ireland) Act in proceeding with schemes for erection of labourers' cottages in regard to which no effective action had been duly taken by the Boards of Guardians concerned?
§ MR. JACKSON
Since the passing of the Act referred to in August last, the Local Government Board have received complaints against Boards of Guardians in three cases only. In one of these cases the Guardians have made an improvement scheme; in the second the question is to be considered at a special meeting of the Guardians to be held on the 19th inst., and as regards the third the Local Government Board are at present in communication with the Guardians.