HC Deb 20 July 1908 vol 192 c1462

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Tipperary Board of Guardians are unable to secure a contractor to erect a medical officer's residence and dispensary house at Emly for the amount sanctioned by the Local Government Board; that the guardians' engineer undertakes to complete the work by direct labour for the amount sanctioned, but the Local Government Board will not consent; and whether he will get the latter to allow the guardians to have the building proceeded with in the manner they consider cheapest and best.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Local Government Board have already intimated to the guardians that they will raise no objection to the execution by direct labour of the works in question, seeing that the guardians have made four unsuccessful attempts to obtain a contractor.