HC Deb 26 November 1917 vol 99 cc1653-4

asked the Chief Secretary if, after having made full inquiries from the Departments concerned in the granting of loans under the Landed Properties Improvement Acts, 23 Vic., c. 19, etc., for the erection of agricultural labourers' dwellings, he can now state whether the facts adduced in the five pamphlets issued by Mr. Thomas Dawson, town clerk, Tipperary, as to the misapplication of such loans in respect of cottages erected on that portion of the Smith-Barry estate within the Tipperary urban district, are correct or not?


I am informed that Mr. Dawson's statements and inferences are in many respects incorrect. The essential facts are that the loans referred to were made for dwellings for agricultural labourers on approved plans and specifications, and that the buildings were erected on these plans and specifications, and the loan money expended on them.