§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that the Rathdown Guardians were some years ago provided with the sum of £537 to build labourers' cottages, and that about a year ago the Local Government Board of Ireland warned the Guardians that if they did not at once proceed to build the cottages they (the Local Government Board) would order the cottages to be built, he will advise the Local Government Board to forthwith exercise their rights under the Labourers' Acts, and order the cottages to be built in the Rathdown Union?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I replied to a similar Question put by the hon. Member on the 10th instant. Since that date the Local Government Board have received the application of the Guardians for confirmation of a Scheme for the erection of three cottages, and the matter will be dealt with by the Board as expeditiously as possible.