§ MR. POWER (Waterford, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Local Government Board will sanction the giving of small prizes (the value of which shall not exceed for each electoral division a limited sum) out of the rates to labourers holding cottages and plots of land from the rural district councils, with the view of encouraging the occupiers to keep their cottages and plots in good order.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Board has no legal power to authorise rural district councils to expend any portion of their funds in the manner proposed. I am inquiring whether the Department of Agriculture is in a position to make payments for the purpose.