§ MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the rates of interest at present chargeable under the Treasury Minute for loans granted for the purpose of the erection of labourers' cottages in Ireland, at periods of repayment not exceeding thirty years, forty years, and fifty years respectively.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) The rates laid down by Treasury Minute are as follows:—For periods of repayment not exceeding thirty years, 3¾ per cent.; not exceeding forty years, 4 per cent.; and not exceeding fifty years, 4¼ per cent.