HC Deb 29 May 1894 vol 24 cc1534-5
MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he can state how many applications for loans, under "The Irish Reproductive Loan Fund Amendment Act, 1883," have been received from bodies of Town Commissioners in the Counties of Roscommon and Tipperary; what sum has been advanced to the Roscommon Town Commissioners under this Act; whether it will be possible for the Roscommon Town Commissioners to apply for fresh loans under the Act; and whether he can state what are the reasons which caused the Board of Works to refuse the applications of the Boyle Town Commissioners for loans under this Act?


No information has reached me from the Board of Works upon this question; but I may point out that the Irish Reproductive Loan Fund was transferred under Section 35 (5) of the Purchase of Laud (Ireland) Act, 1891, to the Congested Districts Board. Any question as to the administration of the Fund by that Board should be addressed to the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant.