HC Deb 27 February 1903 vol 118 cc1008-9
MR. CLANCY (Dublin Co., N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, in a portion of the North. Dublin rural district, it had been decided, previous to the recent extension of the boundaries of the city of Dublin, to erect a number of labourers' cottages, with plots of land attached, and that, owing to the inclusion within the city of the district referred to, it has been impossible to add any plots of land to the cottages in question; whether he is aware that the tenants of those cottages entered into agreements to pay rents calculated on the assumption that half-acre plots would be attached to the cottages, and have since paid such rents, though they have got no land attached: and whether he will take steps to enable the Corporation of Dublin to carry out the housing scheme in the district mentioned as originally formulated.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The tenants agreed to take a cottage, with yard and plot of ground, "containing in the whole not more than half-an-acre." The Corporation are advised that they have no legal power to comply with the application for larger allotments.