§ MR. SHEEHAN (Cork, Co., Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a Return giving the names of the urban authorities in Ireland which have erected artisans dwellings under the Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act, and to state the number of cottages built by each authority and the amount of loans sanctioned in respect of same.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Hon. Member presumably refers to the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, and the similar Acts previously in force. The Commissioners of Public Works at page 31 of their last Annual Report, publish a Table showing the number and amount of loans sanctioned, and the number of families accommodated, each year since 1866. The preparation of a Return in the form indicated in the question would occupy a very considerable time, as it would necessitate correspondence with the local bodies concerned. Perhaps the hon. Member would examine the statistics I have indicated before pressing for the further information desired by him.