§ 20. Mr. CREAN
asked the Under-Secretary for War whether he is aware that the restrictions at present in force against the letting of seaside residences at Crosshaven, county Cork, are causing loss and inconvenience to their owners, who are, in many instances, very poor, and almost solely dependent on the letting of them for a living; whether his attention has been called to the loss to the traders and shopkeepers in the village, and whether he will have these restrictions removed for the summer months?
Owners of permanent residences at Crosshaven and the neighbouring watering places are permitted to occupy them or to sublet them to approved tenants. The prohibition against subletting applies only to certain shanties in close proximity to the forts, and is a necessary precaution on defence grounds. I regret it is not possible to remove the restrictions, but am informed that the loss to traders involved is in the circumstance not likely to be appreciable.