§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the number of labourers' cottages in the unions of Strabane, Stranorlar, and Letterkenny respectively, which have been condemned as unfit for habitation, the number to be built under the direction of the Local Government Inspector in each union, and the number actually built or commenced, and the dates by which they are to be completed?
MR. JOHN MORLEY
In Strabane Union it is intended to build 20 cottages to replace the same number condemned as unfit for habitation; and in the Stranorlar Union it is proposed to build three cottages to replace existing condemned houses. The Inspector, who is carrying out the Labourers' Acts in these two unions, states he is proceeding as quickly as the present law will allow. No application has been received to enforce the Acts in Letterkenny Union, nor does it appear that representations have recently been made to the guardians of that union to build cottages.