HC Deb 07 August 1902 vol 112 cc954-5

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, is he aware that the Cavan Urban District Council have applied for the sanction of the Local Government Board to borrow the sum of £1,400 to build houses for artisans and labourers, under the Housing of the Working Classes Act; and, seeing that it was proved at the inquiry that twenty-seven families in the town of Cavan had been evicted within the last month owing to the insanitary condition of their houses, that some of these families had to occupy houses condemned by the sanitary authority, and that the opposition to the scheme was confined to one landlord, can he state the reason of the delay of the sanction of the Local Government Board to the application for this loan.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The local inquiry, which is an essential preliminary to the consideration of the issue of a loan in all such cases, was held at Cavan so recently as the 24th ultimo. A decision will be come to as soon as possible.