HC Deb 06 February 1902 vol 102 c538

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that representations for 47 labourers' cottages have been recently made from the Waringstown and Tullylish divisions to the Moira, County Down, District Council, and that the District Council at their meeting on 19th January, 1900, dismissed 25 of the 47 applications and proposed to formulate a scheme to build 10 of the most of the urgent remaining 22. Whether he is also aware that on 27th August, 1901, Mr. Agnew, the Local Government Board Inspector, held an inquiry, and that in his report pointed out that 28 cottages were wanted, and recommended a supplemental scheme; whether, seeing that rural councils have up to this date neither done anything towards adopting the supplemental scheme recommended by Mr. Agnew, nor erected one of the 10 cottages approved by Mr. Agnew, he will state what steps the Government will take to cause Mr. Agnew's recommendations to be speedily carried into effect.


An Improvement Scheme for 10 cottages was submitted for the approval of the Local Government Board. The Provisional Order confirming the scheme was issued on the 14th ultimo. The Board has no information on the number of applications received and dismissed by the Council. The Council will consider at their next meeting on the 20th instant the recommendations of the Inspector in regard to the making of a Supplemental Scheme.