HC Deb 17 August 1893 vol 16 c428
MR. T. CURRAN (Sligo, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a farmer named John Hannan, of Ballymoto, County Sligo, applied to the Local Government Board for a loan of £50 under "The Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881" (Section 31), and paid 10s. for preliminary expenses, and that on 18th May last the Local Government Board wrote to Mr. Hannan to say they were not in a position to consider his case; and will, ho see that the advance asked for will be made without unnecessary delay?


Under existing regulations the minimum loan that can be granted by the Board of Works is £35, and the maximum amount which can be advanced in, respect of any holding for which a judicial rent has been fixed is equal to three years1 purchase of such judicial rent, or in this case £30. The applicants do not, therefore, qualify for the minimum loan, and have been so informed. The Board of Works will return the deposit of 10s.