§ MR. J. MURPHY (Kerry, E.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the action of the County Court Judge of Kerry recently in dismissing several applications for houses by labourers, on the ground that such houses should be provided by the employers of the labourers concerned; whether in the cases concerned the erection of the houses was authorised by the Killarney District Council and by the Local Government Board; and whether he can take any steps to secure that the labourers referred to will be provided with house accommodation.
§ MR. CHERRY
I understand that in the case of the last scheme promoted by the Killarney Rural District Council under the Labourers Acts, sixty appeals were presented to the County Court Judge against the order of the Local Government Board inspector. The Local Government Board have only received notifications of the decisions on thirty-nine of these appeals, nearly all of which were upheld, and they are not aware of the grounds of these decisions. The order of the County Court on such 1272 appeals is final, and the question of making a new scheme to provide for the labourers whose needs are unsatisfied is one for the Rural District Council.
§ MR. J. MURPHY
Will the right hon. Gentleman tell the County Court Judge he ought not to have refused the applications on the ground he did?