HC Deb 09 November 1916 vol 87 cc412-3
16. Mr. LUNDON

asked what steps the Local Government Board propose to take with the schemes of the building of houses under the Labourers (Ireland) Acts in the rural districts of Kilmallock and Croom; and, having regard to the fact that the inspectors appointed by the Board to hold the inquiries in these cases have long since made their report, will something be done to expedite the proceedings and give housing accommodation to people who reside in hovels?


One thousand cottages have already been provided under the Labourers Acts in Kilmallock rural district, and 500 in Croom rural district. Owing to the stringency of the money market and the present cost of building materials, the Local Government Board have not yet seen their way to make Orders upon the schemes to which the hon. Member refers.