HC Deb 06 April 1908 vol 187 cc912-3

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Royal Commission on Congestion in Ireland have yet completed their Report; if not, why not, and when will it be laid upon the Table of the House of Commons; whether it is the intention of the Government to pass any legislation this session, dealing with the operations of the Land Act of 1903 and other Acts of a similar nature in the West of Ireland and other congested areas; and, if so, what is the probable date on which a Bill based on the findings of the Royal Commission will lit introduced.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Royal Commission on Congestion in Ireland are busily engaged upon their Report, and hope to sign it shortly after Easter. It would be premature to make any announcement as to intended legislation until the Report has been received and considered.