HC Deb 11 March 1895 vol 31 cc766-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland—(1) whether he is aware that Peter M'Brearty filled a representation form under the Labourers Acts, and attended the Inspector's inquiry at Strabane, and that the Inspector condemned the man's house as unfit for habitation; (2) whether he is aware that the house has since been nearly destroyed by a storm; and (3) whether the Inspector will be authorised to make provision for the case?


The Local Government Board inform me that the labourer named in the question had been offered by his landlord a good slated cottage, with half an acre of ground, and that the case did not, therefore, appear to be one in which a cottage should be erected at the expense of the ratepayers. The state- ment in the second paragraph is substantially correct, though I understand that the man is now residing in a comfortable house which has been given to him by his landlord.