HC Deb 28 July 1903 vol 126 cc548-9

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on the 3rd of June, 1902, after a sworn inquiry had been held at Rathdrum Union, a Provisional Order was issued by the Irish Local Government Board requiring the Rev. Mr. Hallowes, of Arklow, to build and complete a labourer's cottage within twelve months; and, if so, in view of the fact that the Order has not been complied with, will he say what action the Local Government Board propose to take in the matter.


The Rev. Mr. Hallowes undertook to erect a cottage at his own expense on the site proposed to be taken by the District Council. The provisional Order, which became absolute on the 19th August, 1902, authorised the Council to take the plot compulsorily and to erect a cottage on it if, within twelve months from that date, the owner fuiled to give effect to his undertaking. The period of twelve months will expire on the 19th promixo, when it will be open to the District Council to exercise the powers conferred upon it by the Provisional Order, should the owner have failed to fulfil his undertaking.