HC Deb 27 July 1896 vol 43 c695
MR. J. P. FARRELL (Cavan, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, will he explain why it is that, although an Inquiry under the Labourers Acts was held in February 1895 in Cavan, at which 33 cottages were passed for erection, no arbitration Inquiry has been held; and, can he explain the delay in these proceedings, or state who is to blame in the matter?


The Provisional Order confirming the Scheme for the erection of 32, not 33, cottages was issued by the Local Government Board in November last. Petitions having since been lodged against the Order, the cases were heard by the Privy Council on the 16th instant, and the confirming Order is expected to be issued immediately. Until this has been done the Arbitrator cannot hold a sitting. There has been no avoidable delay in the proceedings.