HC Deb 31 March 1909 vol 3 c336

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can arrange between the Estates Commissioners and the Local Government Board that whenever untenanted land is being distributed the district council of the district in which it is situated shall be offered a portion, to enable labourers in cottages to keep cows for the supply of milk for their families?


The Estates Commissioners are advised that, having regard to the provisions of sections 19 and 20 of the Labourers' (Ireland) Act, 1906, they have no power to make an advance to a rural district council for the purchase of a parcel of land to be used for the purposes referred to in the question.