§ MR. MICHAEL AUSTIN (Limerick, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what is the cause of the delay by the Local Government Board in not holding an inquiry, as requested by the Newcastle West Board of Guardians, into a proposed improvement scheme under the Labourers Acts?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The petition of the Newcastle Guardians was received in the office of the Local Government Board on the 12th January. Certain documents which were subsequently called for from the guardians were not received until the 1st instant. The inquiry has now been fixed for Tuesday, the 21st of March.