HC Deb 31 March 1903 vol 120 c680

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that a sum of over £2,000 has been allocated by the Local Government Board towards the building of labourers' cottages in the vicinity of Newtownhamilton, County Armagh, that the sites have been approved by the Local Government Board inspector, and the scheme passed by the District Council, he will explain the cause of the delay in commencing the work.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The hon. Member has been misinformed on some points. The District Council proposes to erect a number of cottages in the neighbourhood, but the scheme was only forwarded to the Local Government Board on the 13th instant. The estimated cost of carrying out the scheme is £2,200. No money has been allocated by the Board towards building the cottages, and it is premature at the present stage to say what will be the amount of the loan ultimately required by the Council. The inspector has not approved of any sites for the cottages; the necessary local inquiry into the scheme has not yet been held.