HC Deb 13 May 1901 vol 93 c1471
MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the resolution unanimously adopted by the Ballinasloe (No. 1) Rural District Council, on the 4th instant, relative to the manner in which the Labourers Acts are being administered by the Local Government Board; whether he is aware that the action of the Board in insisting on the adoption of unsuitable sites has given dissatisfaction to the labourers, to the local authorities, and to the public in various parts of the country; and whether he will have inquiries made into the matter complained of.


All possible precautions are taken by the Local Government Board to secure that the sites recommended by the inspectors are suitable for the purpose. In the present case the District Council did not give due regard to the interests of the owner and occupier of the land and selected a site which the Board's inspector could not recommend.