HC Deb 04 May 1903 vol 121 c1202
MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a copy of a resolution unanimously adopted by the Sligo Rural District Council at their meeting of the 4th ultimo, wherein they protest against the value placed by the Local Government arbitrator on land sought to be acquired for the purposes of the Labourers Acts; and, if so, what steps, if any, he proposes to take in the matter.


The resolution has been received. The arbitrator's award does not compare unfavourably with the amounts awarded by other arbitrators in similar circumstances elsewhere. The Local Government Board has every confidence in the fairness of the award in the present case, and it is not proposed to take further action in the matter.

† See (4) Debates, cxx., 558.