HC Deb 25 February 1904 vol 130 cc994-5

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the petition from the United Irish Trades Congress, presented to this House on the 23rd February, 1904, in which housing legislation for the working classes in Ireland is called for, owing to the conditions under which many of these people are compelled to exist; and whether, in his proposed Labourers Bill, he purposes to deal with the suggestions set out in the petition, or whether he proposes to deal in a separate measure with the housing of the working classes in cities and towns in Ireland.


As at present advised it is my intention to deal with the housing of the working classes in towns in a separate measure. The petition will be considered.