HC Deb 07 March 1910 vol 14 c1284W

asked the Chief Secretary whether, in view of the fact that the money provided by the Labourers Act is now exhausted, he will take steps to provide further funds in order to allow such district councils as may have embarked on supplemental schemes under the Act to carry them out without seeking a loan from private sources, which will necessarily entail a higher rate of interest and mean a burden upon the rates of the district?


The Government are at present considering the question of introducing legislation with the object of re-enacting Section 18 of the Labourers Act, 1883, so as to enable loans to be made to local authorities for the purpose of erecting labourers' cottages on the system which existed before the passing of the Act of 1906.