HC Deb 21 June 1895 vol 34 cc1662-3

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a labourer named M'Laughlin in 1893 sent in a representation to the Lisnaskea Board of Guardians for the erection of a labourer's cottage, and as yet has received no reply; if there are other labourers whose representations have not been attended to; if, in consequence of the Guardians' neglect, M'Laughlin was unable to present his case at the inquiry held by Mr. Agnew on 19th March last, when the clerk of the union admitted that M'Laughlin's case was overlooked, but would be attended to at the earliest opportunity; and if he would direct the Local Government Board inspector to make inquiry into these allegations?


The clerk of the union states that representations in favour of the labourer named in the question were laid before the Guardians in April and May 1894, but were too late to allow of the necessary 14 days' public notice being given before the date fixed for the consideration of the representations. The clerk mentioned this at the recent inquiry, but did not state that the application of M'Laughlin had been overlooked, as alleged. I believe it is the intention of the Guardians to take M'Laughlin's case into consideration when dealing with the report of the Local Government Inspector, and it will then be open to them to include cottages for M'Laughlin and the other labourers referred to.