§ MR. JAMES O'KELLY (Roscommon, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to a resolution of the Boyle Board of Guardians, passed at their meeting on the 25th instant, asking for a supplementary loan for the supply of seed potatoes; and whether, seeing that a number of small farmers in the Boyle Union who are in need of seed potatoes will be deprived of same and suffer hardship if they do not receive them, he will take steps to ensure the granting of the supplementary loan asked for immediately.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
By public notice issued on December 12th last, February 15th was fixed as the latest date for receiving applications for loans, and this date was subsequently extended to March 11th. Ample notice was therefore given. It is not considered expedient, at so late a date, to entertain further applications.