HC Deb 08 February 1895 vol 30 cc308-9
COLONEL J. P. NOLAN (Galway, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if his new Bill will contain a provision for allotting land without imposing the necessity of building a house as a preliminary?


The hon. and gallant Member does not appear to be aware that under the existing law it is not necessary to build a house as a preliminary to the allotting of land. If the existing law be inadequate in this respect I should be willing to suggest its amendment in my proposed Bill. Sec. 16 of the Labourers' Act, 1885 (amended by the Act of 1892) enables an acre to be allotted to the occupant of a cottage purchased by the sanitary authority; and under the same section an acre may be allotted to any labourer living in a neighbouring village or town if the land be so situated as to be suitable for that purpose.

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