§ MR. G. MURNAGHAN (Tyrone, Mid)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if he is aware of the cause of the delay on the part of the Board of Works, in forwarding to the Omagh Board of Guardians a sum of £240, sanctioned on 3rd February under the Labourers Act; and that, if the transfer of land is not completed at once, the labourers will not be able to crop the plots this year; and whether he will take steps to have the money advanced without further delay?
§ MR. HANBURY
The delay of which the hon. Member complains was due to the need for preparing the requisite mortgages. The drafts were sent to the guardians on the 26th instant, and as soon as the deeds are completed, the first advance of £200 can be made.