HC Deb 09 February 1899 vol 66 cc317-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether it is intended to extend the provisions of the proposed Workmen's Dwellings Purchase Bill to Ireland?

DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid.)

I beg at the same time to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that many Boards of Guardians in Ireland are desirous of obtaining a measure to enable tenants of labourers' cottages to become owners, of the same on easy terms, due care being taken in the matter to protect the interest of local ratepayers; and whether the provisions of the Workmen's Dwellings Purchase Bill could and will be made applicable to Ireland?


This Question is at present under consideration, but I am not in a position to give a definite answer to it. As regards the similar Question standing in the name of the honourable Member for Mid Cork, I am aware that Resolutions on the subject have been generally adopted by Boards of Guardians in Ireland.


Will the right, honourable Gentleman kindly use his influence in the direction indicated in the question?


I am not prepared to say that, for I have not yet had an opportunity of seeing the Bill.