HC Deb 25 March 1898 vol 55 c907
MR. M. J. FLAVIN (Kerry, N)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state, in connection with the Local Government Bill, what is meant by excluded charges as regards poor law, and also charges levied on contributory areas; will they include Labourers Act expenses, which are levied under order of the Local Government Board; and whether the agricultural grant will be given in aid of rates on agricultural lands only, or will it include houses on lands and villages and towns other than urban sanitary areas?


The phrase "excluded charges as regards poor law" seems to have been coined by the hon. Member himself, and I cannot say to what it refers. Special expenses leviable off a contributory place in a rural sanitary district mentioned in Section 41 of the Bill do not include expenses under the Labourers Acts. They consist principally of special expenses under the Public Health Acts. The agricultural grant will not be given in respect of houses, whether in towns or rural districts.