HC Deb 21 June 1906 vol 159 cc383-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that there are some rural districts in Ireland, as for instance the Cork rural district, in which the councils have perfected and obtained the sanction of the Local Government Board to new schemes of labourers' cottages; and whether, in the interests of the labourers whose representations have passed the necessary inquiries and with a view to preventing a postponement of the building operations until the issue of a loan is authorised when the Labourers Bill becomes law, he will say whether he will include some provision in the Bill which would enable loans to be issued to councils in the position mentioned immediately on the Royal Assent being given to the measure.


I am considering the question of the date upon which different parts of the Bill can be brought into operation, but I see considerable difficulty in adopting the hon. Member's suggestion, I upon which, moreover, the Treasury I would have to be consulted.