§ Sir THOMAS ESMONDE
asked the Chief Secretary if his attention has been called to a correspondence which has taken place between the Enniscorthy (county Wexford) rural district council and the Local Government Board in connection with arbitration proceedings at an inquiry 627W held in Enniscorthy in January last, relative to sites acquired for labourers' cottages at Ryane and Ballyroe; and if he will explain the difference in the amounts of compensation awarded in each case?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Local Government Board have had the correspondence in this case under consideration. The arbitrator, who has had considerable experience in determining the value of plots taken for the purpose of the Labourers Acts, allowed £23 8s. and £39 respectively, for all interests in the two one-acre plots referred to, and he has stated that, in his opinion, the lands were not by any means of the same quality.