§ Mr. KEATING
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Board of Works has received an application from the Callan Town Commissioners for a loan of £4,250, under the Housing Act, 1908, for the purpose of building cottages for the working classes; and what steps have been taken in connection with the application?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Local Government Board received an application for a loan under the Housing of the Working Classes Act from the Callan Town Commissioners on 27th April last. The Board addressed a communication to the Commissioners on the 3rd May, but did not receive a reply until 28th August. On 7th instant they addressed a further communication to the Commissioners, and are now awaiting an answer.