HC Deb 23 July 1903 vol 126 c64
MR. O'SHEE (Waterford, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether it is intended that the Estates Commissioners, in carrying out Clause 92 of the Land Bill, shall have the assistance of one of the Inspectors of the Local Government Board who have been engaged at local inquiries under the Labourers Acts; and, if so, whether he will try to secure some one in more sympathy with the claims of the labourers than many of the Local Government Board Inspectors have shown themselves.

(Answered by Mr. Atkinson.) The provisions of Clause 92 do not require any alteration of the existing practice as to the functions of the Local Government Board. They will still have to inquire into the merits of the schemes recommended by the sanitary authorities. The present officers of the Board have, I believe, discharged their duties satisfactorily, and no change seems to be necessitated by the proposed provisions.