§ MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will consider the desirability of representing to the Treasury the great convenience which would result to several rural district councils in Ireland, and to hundreds of labourers whose applications for cottages have passed all the Local Government Board inquiries, if arrangements could be made in the Labourers Bill whereby loans could be issued at the reduced rate of interest immediately on the Royal Assent being given to it in all† See (4) Debates, clvii., 659.787 cases in which schemes are at present perfected.
* MR. BRYCE
I will convey to the Treasury the suggestion made by the hon. Member, but he will realise that the adoption of any earlier date than that mentioned in the Bill might involve administrative difficulty.