§ MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Local Government Board have received the petition to hold an inquiry under the Labourers Acts from the Millstreet Rural District Council; if not, can he state the causes of delay, and whether due to the council or its officials; and when is the improvement scheme likely to be received by the Local Government Board from the District Council.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Local Government Board have not yet received the 698 petition in this case, but they understand that the rural district council expect to be in a position to sign the petition at their next meeting on the 12th instant. It appears from the minutes of the council's proceedings that there was some delay on the part of the council's engineer in preparing some of the necessary documents.