§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland why nothing has yet been done in respect of a representation under the Labourers' Acts lodged six months ago by Charles M'Daid, Neal M'Namee, and John M'Geehan, of Aughygault, near Stranorlar, in County Donegal?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The Local Government Board have already authorised the erection of three cottages in this townland, and, pending the receipt of representations from other districts, the consideration of the applications from the labourers named was deferred, as the expense of proceeding with a scheme for a few houses would be out of proportion to the result. The three applications in question will not be lost sight of, however, but will be taken into consideration as soon as a reasonable number of other similar applications have been received.