§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether, in the case of labourers cottages erected by a rural district council but subsequently transferred to an urban district council under the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, 1166 the latter council has no power to enlarge the allotments, although bound to maintain the cottages under the Labourers Acts; and, if not, will he advise the Local Government Board of Ireland to instruct urban councils as to their duties in the matter.
§ THE ATTORNEY - GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON, Londonderry, N.)
On the transfer mentioned the cottages become the property of the urban district council, and the Labourers Acts no longer apply so as to enable that council to enlarge the allotments under the Labourers Acts. The urban councils are well aware of the limitation of their powers.