§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that there is a great delay in dealing with applications for loans under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act, especially from Dublin; whether this delay is attributable to the want of active co-operation on the part of the Treasury; and whether he will take such steps as will enable these applications to be dealt with more quickly by that Department.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
There is no delay on the part of the Local Government Board in dealing with applications for loans under this Act On the 11th inst. an application for a loan was received from the Dublin Corporation, which was sanctioned five days later. I am authorised by my hon. friend the Financial Secretary to say that no complaint of delay on the part of the Treasury has reached him, but if the hon. Member will communicate to 1015 him particulars of any case in which avoidable delay is alleged to have occurred, my hon. friend will have the matter investigated.