§ MR. YOUNG (Cavan, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that representations for cottages under the Labourers Acts have been lodged with the Guardians of Cootehill Union within the last two years, but that the Guardians have refused to act; whether he is further aware that the existing houses have been condemned as insanitary; whether a Petition from 10 of the labourers has been received by the Local Government Board over two months ago, asking for an inquiry under the provisions of the amended Act; and whether the Local Government Board propose to order an inquiry; if so, will he state when?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Representations have, as stated, been made to the Guardians of this Union, and they appear to have sent them to the sanitary officers for report as to the condition of the dwellings at present occupied by the applicants. The Local Government Board have received the Memorial referred to, and are now in correspondence with the Guardians on the subject. At present, it is premature to say whether the Local Government Board will consider it necessary to hold an Inquiry, but the matter will receive their special attention.