§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can explain the cause of the delay on the part of the Local Government Board in holding a local inquiry into the improvement scheme under the Labourers' Acts passed by the Naas (No. 2) Rural District Council on the 3rd of January last, the petition for the inquiry having been signed on the 2nd of May.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Local Government Board have not received the scheme referred to, nor any documents connected with it. Consequently they are not in a position to hold an inquiry. The Board will communicate with the District Council on the subject.