§ MR. JOHN ROCHE (Galway, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the 696 Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the grounds put forward by the Local Government Board inspector for the, refusal of three labourers' cottages applied for in the electoral division of Toughboy, Mount Bellew rural district, are that the sites were half-a-mile from the public road and inconveniently situated; and, if so, will he see that more convenient sites are provided.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The selection of sites for labourers cottages is a matter within the sole discretion of the rural district council. The Local Government Board have no power to direct the council to select any particular sites. The hon. Member should approach the council in the matter.