HC Deb 25 June 1897 vol 50 cc561-2
SIR THOMAS LEA (Londonderry, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) if the attention of the Government has been called to the resolutions passed at a meeting of the Belleek Loan Fund Society on the 2nd inst.; and (2) if any action is contemplated in regard to the condition of these societies throughout Ireland?


The reply to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. New rules have been issued by the Loan Fund Board for the guidance of Loan Fund Societies, and these rules substantially embody most of the recommendations of the late Committee of Inquiry. Government are also considering the question of the necessity of further legislation, with a view to strengthen the administration and supervision of the Central Board.