HC Deb 13 May 1901 vol 93 cc1472-3
MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to a resolution adopted by the Dublin Corporation stating that greater advantage would be taken of the provisions of the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act, 1899, by the artisan classes if the proportion of the purchase money to be advanced by the borrower was limited to five per cent. and the period of repayment extended to forty years; and whether he will take steps to give effect to the resolution alluded to.


Legislation would be necessary to give effect to the proposal. It will not be lost sight of, however, when the Government are in a position to form an opinion as to how far it would be desirable, or possible, to modify the machinery of the Act in the direction of this and other suggestions that have been made.