HC Deb 10 March 1898 vol 54 c1236

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say in how many instances an acre of land has been granted to a labourer under the Labourers Act since the passing of that Act; and whether he will give the result in the four provinces of Ireland?


Since the passing of the Labourers Act of 1892, which extended the maximum garden allotment from one-half to a statute acre, orders have been made authorising the erection of 1,097 cottages with acre allotments. Of these 607 are in Leinster, 475 in Munster, 13 in Connaught, and 2 in Ulster. During the same period orders have been made sanctioning the taking of an additional half-acre in the case of 363 cottages which had already been built—namely, 316 in Munster, 45 in Leinster, and 2 in Connaught.