HC Deb 10 March 1910 vol 14 cc1785-6W

asked if the money provided under the Labourers Act, 1906, is now practically exhausted; and, if so, whether, in view of the necessity for continuing the work of erecting cottages for the Irish labourers, steps will be taken for the provision of further funds for this purpose?


As I have already stated in reply to a question on the same subject asked by the hon. Member for Mid-Tipperary on the 7th instant, 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.