§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Local Government Board in Ireland recently stated on application from the Limerick Board of Guardians, that under the Labourers (Ireland) Acts the Guardians had the power, in the case of labourers who in the past had received 831 the grant of a half acre, of further obtaining a half acre of land on the formalities of the statutes being complied with; and if he could state from whom the opposition at the Limerick Board came, after a deputation of 2,000 labourers had waited on the Limerick Board of Guardians praying that the additional half acre might be granted to them?
§ MR. BRYCE (for Mr. J. MORLEY)
The Local Government Board are informed by the clerk of the Limerick Union that about 300 or 400 persons waited on the Guardians on the 2nd instant praying for the additional half acre of land, and that 45 representation forms were received from labourers asking for such an addition. The Guardians stated they were willing to give the land and resolved to consider the matter. The Board are not aware whether there was opposition to the request of the labourers.