§ 103. Mr. BOLAND
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that John M. Sullivan, Baslickane, Waterville, applied to the Congested Districts 897 Board for a grant for house improvement and attended personally at the local office in Tralee before the sale of the estate took place; whether, in view of the fact that the roof and gables of the present house are likely to collapse at any time, that improvements have been made for the other tenants and building materials provided, and that this holding urgently required improving, he can state if there is a certain sum set aside for such improvements; and will the Board reconsider its previous decision in this matter?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
As I have already informed the hon. Member the fullest inquiries have been made into this case, and the Congested Districts Board are still willing to make a loan to Sullivan towards the cost of erecting a house upon the terms given to tenant-purchasers, upon the usual formalities being complied with, but they cannot make him a grant. The Board have not set aside any sum for making grants for the improvement of houses to tenants who have already purchased their holdings, except through the medium of parish committees.