§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for North Westmeath, I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury can he state the grounds on which the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland continue to withhold their sanction to a loan for the erection of a dispensary and residence for the medical officer at Killucan, in the County of Westmeath, the Local Government Board for Ireland having already signified their approval of the undertaking; and whether, as this proposed loan has been now over 12 months under the consideration of the Commissioners of Works, a decision will soon be arrived at?
§ * SIR J. T. HIBBERT
I am informed that the first application from the 452 Guardians was received on the 14th of September, 1893, and the Board of Works replied on the 18th of September asking for the deposit of the lease, plans, &c.; but, though several reminders were sent to the Guardians, the proper documents were not received till the 25th May last. The plans, being found defective, were returned on the 18th of June, and the corrected specification was received on the 3rd instant, and is now being examined. The approval of the Local Government Board will be required for the altered plan before the loan can be sanctioned.