HC Deb 09 March 1903 vol 119 c92

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the condition of affairs regarding the housing of the working classes in Kingstown and South Dublin; and whether the Government will consider the advisability of introducing this session a measure to amend the law affecting town tenants, inhabitant householders, and tenement occupiers in Ireland.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The hon. Member has privately communicated with me in this matter. The Urban District Council of Kingstown has applied to the Local Government Board for power to take lands compulsorily under the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, and has also applied for two loans to enable it to carry out the schemes proposed. The Board has instructed its Inspector to hold a local inquiry in respect of these applications on the 16th instant. I cannot give any undertaking of the nature suggested in the second part of the Question.