§ MR. TUITE (Westmeath, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the Irish Board of Works have refused a loan to the Mulingar Town Commissioners for the erection of houses for the working classes under "The Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890," on the ground that the Commissioners are not an Urban Sanitary Authority; and whether, having regard to the fact that Section 99 of said Act empowers any Town Commissioners, existing for paving, lighting, and cleansing, to take advantage of the Act, he will 534 direct the Board of Works to re-consider their decision in the matter?
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
I am afraid I cannot add anything to the answer given by my Predecessor to a similar question on the 30th May, 1892, to the effect that the Board of Works are advised that they have no power to do what is asked. It is open to the Commissioners to apply to the Local Government Board to be constituted an Urban Sanitary Authority, under Section 7 of the Public Health Act.