§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he proposes to take any steps to have the rules under the Small Dwellings Acquisition (Ireland) Act remodelled, so as to obviate the necessity of the present guarantee in cash being required from the poorer class of tenant purchasers.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The rules referred to were issued in pursuance of the Act and cannot be remodelled in the direction suggested. The Act itself prescribes the limits within which a local authority may advance money for the purchase of houses, and legislation would be necessary to effect any alteration in those limits. I cannot undertake to introduce such legislation.