§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state on what grounds the Local Government Board refused to entertain an application for a loan made by the Granard Urban District Council under the Workmen's Dwellings Acquisition Act; and whether he will propose any change in the law to render the clauses which refer to advances more workable.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (MR. WYNDHAM, Dover)
The application was not made under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act, 1899, but under the Housing of the Working Classes Acts. The Board refused to sanction the loan on the ground of the unsatisfactory financial position of the Urban District Council.