§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he can state how many houses have been purchased in Ireland under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
Loans amounting to £3,604 have been sanctioned for the acquisition of 23 houses—8 in Dublin, 14 in the Longford Rural District, and 1 in the Antrim Rural District. A loan of £10,0000 has been applied for from Belfast, and steps are about to be taker to bring the Act into operation in the Rural Districts of Thomastown, Dingle and Castlerea.