§ Mr. DEVLIN
asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that the labourers in the Ballygomartin rural district of Belfast, have made application for the erection of a number of labourers' cottages and that the local council approved of a scheme for their erection; and whether he can state the cause of the delay in proceeding with the erection of the cottages?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Belfast Rural District Council have adopted a scheme for sixty-six cottages, thirty-six of which are in the Ballygomartin electoral division. Considerable difficulty has been experienced with regard to the sites proposed to be acquired, but alternative sites have792W been arranged for in some cases, and it is intended to sign a petition at to-day's meeting asking the Local Government Board to hold an inquiry into the scheme.