HC Deb 30 October 1902 vol 113 cc1187-8
MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland is he aware that under the scheme in course of operation under the Labourers' Act in the Kilmallock District Council, County Limerick, a cottage and plot designed on the farm of Patrick Hayes, of Oldtown, Hospital, farmer, for Michael Hayes, agricultural labourer, were passed at the inquiry in Kilmallock, but that afterwards the engineer of the council mapped the site at the other side of the fence on the farm of a man named Thomas Murphy, and that when the engineer went to rectify the mistake Patrick Hayes would not allow him to enter on his land; and will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to remedy the matter as soon as possible.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The Local Government Board has no information as to the alleged refusal of the occupier to allow entry on his lands, but if he has so refused and the District Council has obtained the requisite certificate from the justices, under Section 7 of the 8 Vict., cap. 20, the Council should place the matter in the hands of its solicitor.