HC Deb 02 July 1903 vol 124 cc1180-1
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he would embody in the Irish Land Bill such modification of the 31st section of the Irish Land Act, 1881, as would enable small farmers in Ireland to-borrow money at 3½ per cent. for fifty years for the purpose of building suitable dwelling houses.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The section of the Act of 1881 to which the hon. Member refers, is part of the complicated Code of Statutes dealing with Improvement Loans in Ireland. It would be impossible to burden the Irish Land Bill with legislation on this difficult subject.