HC Deb 09 March 1905 vol 142 cc909-10
MR. SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)

To ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland if he is aware that Mr. Barnewell Crofton, Local Government Board Inspector, held an inquiry in the Board Room of the Athlone Union on July 9th last, and approved of the erection of eight labourers' cottages, and that on the next day he visited the sites and approved of them; and, if so, will he say what is the cause of the delay in erecting the cottages; and will the plots be given to the labourers this spring in order that they may be fenced in and potatoes planted.

(Answered by Mr. Atkinson.) The Provisional Order, authorising the erection of six of the eight cottages proposed, became absolute on the 21st ultimo, and the rural district council are now in a position to apply for a loan to put the scheme in respect of these six cottages into effect. The remaining two cottages were petitioned against, and the council have abandoned their intention to provide them.