HC Deb 09 June 1904 vol 135 c1212
MR. CLANCY () Dublin County, N.

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the statement of the chairman of the North Dublin Rural District Council, in reference to the terms on which the latest loan for the building of labourers' cottages in that district has been sanctioned, that the terms referred to were so onerous that they would largely tend to prevent the working of the Labourers Acts in the future; and whether he will take such declarations into consideration with a view, by means of an Amendment of the Labourers Bill now before the House, to render those terms less burdensome to the ratepayers of Ireland.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The terms upon which such loans are sanctioned are fixed by the Treasury and apply to all loans advanced out of the Local Loans Fund on the security of local rates.