§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the need for better housing of the artisans and labourers in the towns of Ireland, he can promise that the matter will engage the attention of the Government at an early date.
I am aware of the need mentioned in the Question and of the importance of the subject generally, and I hope that it may be possible to find time before long to consider what should be done to amend the law bearing on it. So many other urgent questions are before the Irish Government at this moment that 47 I cannot at present make any more definite statement.
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that his predecessor in office (the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Dover) promised to introduce legislation on this matter, and in considering this question will he also bear in mind the Report of the Conference on the Housing of the Working Classes recently held in Dublin.