§ MR. HAZLETON
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, whether the Congested Districts Board have refused to give any grants-in-aid in the Lavally, county Galway, 437 district, although a number of surrounding parishes have been receiving grants for a number of years in connection with the erection of out-offices and general improvements; and, if so, can he state the reason for such refusal on the part of the Board.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Congested Districts Board have declined to make a grant to the electoral division of Lavally for the purpose of a parish committee scheme. The number of occupiers eligible for assistance is understood to be small, and the Board do not consider it desirable to establish a committee to administer the very limited grant which the electoral division would be entitled to receive for improvement purposes. A further reason which has compelled the Board to limit their grants is that the available funds are practically exhausted.