§ Mr. LUNDON
asked the Chief Secretary whether he would instruct the Local Government Board to send down their inspector to make preliminary arrangements for the holding of an inquiry into the Second Half-acre Scheme, at Kilmallock, county Limerick, which the rural district council have adopted; and whether, having regard to the urgency of the matter, the Local Government Board will fall in with the wishes of the council and go on with the inquiry?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Local Government Board consider that until the Labourers Bill now before Parliament passes into law it is inexpedient to hold inquiries into the schemes which have been forwarded to them. If an exception to this general policy is to be made the Board would be disposed to give priority to schemes for building new cottages rather than to schemes for providing additional allotments for existing cottages.