§ Mr. JOYCE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the fact that the county borough council of Limerick have applied for a loan of £5,135 in order to carry out a first scheme of housing under the Housing of the Working Classes (Ireland) Act, 1909; whether the plans in connection with this scheme have been forwarded to the Irish Local Government Board for their approval; is he aware that the Irish Local Government Board have approved of a portion of the scheme and have sanctioned a loan of £1,700 for building purposes, and that the remaining portion of the loan, £3,435, will be sanctioned as soon as some alterations in the plans, suggested by the Local Government Board, are made by the engineer; and whether, this being a voluntary scheme and the greater portion of the ground being the property of the county borough council, the Treasury will at once grant the loan, so that there shall be no unnecessary delay in starting this work in the interests of the health of the people?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
I am informed by the Board of Works that the application from the Limerick Corporation was only received on Monday last, 6th March. It is being considered without delay.