§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that by sealed order, dated 8th April, 1908, Mr. Daniel M'Caffrey, inspector under the Labourers Act, 1907, granted a cottage on the lands of Killashee and Aghakeeran, for John Casey or his brother Michael Casey of Aghakeeran, No. 205 on the site list of cottages contained in his order; whether it, now turns out that no such order has been confirmed 1430W by the Local Government Board, with the result that Casey, who is a deserving labourer with a large family, has been virtually deprived of a cottage; whether he will call for a report into the manner in which this has been worked to Casey's detriment, and require the restoration of his name to the list forthwith?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Labourers Orders do not specify the names of the labourers for whom the houses are intended, but it would appear from the records in the office of the Local Government Board that the cottage on site No. 205 was proposed in pursuance of a representation lodged on behalf of a man named Patrick McDermott. The inspector's order was confirmed by the Board, who are informed that, although the cottage is not yet completed, the plot has been let to McDermott.