HC Deb 19 June 1894 vol 25 c1466

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the grounds on which the Local Government Board Inspector rejected the greater part of the scheme adopted two years ago by the Celbridge Board of Guardians for the erection of labourers' cottages in the Clonsilla (County Dublin) district of the Celbridge Union?


The number of cottages included in the schemes submitted by the Guardians of this Union was 59, and of these the Local Government Board Inspector reported in favour of 41. Of the 18 rejected, six would appear to be in the Clonsilla Electoral Division, and the reason assigned by the Inspector for reporting against these was that the sites were badly selected and would interfere with the amenity of residence of the occupier (or adjoining occupier) of the lands. These six cottages were proposed on three different sices—two cottages on each plot. One site (lands of Mr. Betagh) was placed immediately opposite the occupier's lawn; the second adjoined Mr. Jameson's gate lodge; and the third was marked on the lands of Captain Steeds, who is about to build a large house with stabling, &c, on the site, the plans of the same having been already made out. It appears from the Inspector's Report that the Guardians for the Electoral Division did not consider the sites suitable.


Will the right hon. Gentleman point out to the Inspector that the fact that a cottage was proposed to be erected near a gentleman's house is not sufficient in itself to justify the rejection of a scheme?


No, Sir.