§ MR. R. McGHEE (Louth, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he is aware that the Downpatrick Board of Guardians, on the recommendation of the Ballyculter Dispensary Committee, on 13th July last adopted an improvement scheme for the erection of labourers' cottages; and that Mr. Cowan, County Surveyor, then prepared plans and specifications for the holdings, which have not yet been carried out; and, whether the Local Government Board have taken, or intend to take, any steps with the object of having the scheme put into operation?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
The facts are correctly stated in the Question. The Local Government Board have communicated with the Guardians suggesting the carrying out of an improvement scheme for the erection of labourers' cottages, and the matter will be considered by the Guardians at a special meeting to be held on the 13th instant.