HC Deb 28 July 1903 vol 126 cc546-7

I beg 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.


The provisions of Section 92 do not call for any alteration in the functions of the Local Government Board. The Board will still have to inquire into the merits of the schemes recommended by sanitary authorities in pursuance of Section 94 (2). The Boards inspectors have satisfactorily discharged their duties under the Labourers' Acts and no change is necessitated by the provisions of the Bill in the existing practice of the Hoard.