§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked what steps have recently been taken by the Macroom District Council to get contractors for the erection of cottages for Patrick Cronin, Jeremiah Cronin, and Patrick Buckley, of Carrigagulla, Ballinagree; whether the fact that these cottages are not erected is due to the feeling of some of the district councillors to the political opinions of the labourers in question; and what steps, if any, will be taken by the Local Government Board to expedite the erection of cottages which have been sanctioned for two years for men who live in dwellings which have been medically condemned as unfit for human habitation?
§ Mr. BIRRELL:
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to his question on this subject on the 12th May. The Local Government Board have no information as to the political opinions of the labourers concerned, or as to the feelings of some of the district councillors towards them, but it is quite clear that the district council are not unmindful of the needs of the labouring class in the matter of house accommodation, when it is considered that they have already erected no less than 600 labourers' cottages, and are proceeding as rapidly as they can with 154 more.