HC Deb 16 December 1908 vol 198 c1869

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the promoters of the anti-tuberculosis campaign in Ireland have yet had specimen labourers' cottages in actual occupation inspected by tuberculosis experts with a view to improving the prevalent designs in the interest of health, especially as regards damp, light, and air-space; and, if not, whether this will be done forthwith, in view of the large number of cottage schemes now in contemplation.


The Local Government Board are not aware that there has been any such inspection of labourers' cottages. Before issuing their model plans and specifications for cottages to be built under the Labourers (Ireland) Act, 1906, the Board took into full consideration the matters indicated in the latter part of the Question.