§ MR. VINCENT KENNEDY
I bog to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will say, seeing that under Section 6 of the Labourers (Ireland) Act of 1906 the labourers whose representations have been rejected by the district council can be heard, and their claims for cottages and plots be put forward at the inquiry, if their claims as above are favourably entertained and reported on, they will be included in the scheme.
§ MR. BIRRELL
Any person whose application for a Cottage has been rejected by a district council may appear before the Local Government Board's inspector at the local inquiry and state his complaint. The Labourers Acts do not empower the inspector to authorise the acquisition of land for cottages and plots in excess of the number proposed in the district council's scheme. The 59 inspector would, however, probably report the facts brought forward at the inquiry in regard to representations rejected by the district council, and it would be open to the council to consider the propriety of amending the existing scheme or of including in a separate scheme any additional cases favourably reported on.