HC Deb 31 March 1898 vol 55 c1498
MR. P. O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)

On behalf of the hon. Member for the St. Patrick Division of Dublin I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a renewed application was made on Saturday, 12th March, to the Mountmellick Board of Guardians, for the erection of six labourers' cottages in Mountrath; that the cabins which were intended to be vacated have been condemned by the sanitary authorities; and that those in opposition to the labourers' claims employed a solicitor to enable them to defeat the renewed application; and whether he will ask the Local Government Board to inquire into and report upon the case?


The hon. Member wrote to me some days ago in reference to the matters alluded to in this Question, and I replied to his letter on the 25th instant. To that reply I have nothing to add, and I would suggest that it is not a convenient course to put in the form of a Parliamentary Question inquiries respecting matters which have already been dealt with in private correspondence.