HC Deb 12 December 1912 vol 45 cc778-9W

asked the Chief Secretary if he will call the attention of the Local Government Board to the backward state of the building of labourers' cottages in Enniskillen rural district, and in particular to the fact that in Lisbellaw district no work at all has been done on about sixteen plots for which the owners have been paid nearly three years ago, for instance, site No. 101, Tat-tenamallard; and will the attention of the district council be called to the provisions of Section 15 of the Labourers (Ireland) Act, 1883, under which the owners are entitled to have sites on which nothing is done for two years reconveyed to them?


The Local Government Board inform me that fifty-four of the seventy-one cottages in the scheme of the Enniskillen Rural District Council have been contracted for. The Board realise the delay that has taken place in building the cottages in this district, but the council have experienced great difficulty in getting contractors to carry out the works. The question of the steps to be taken by the council as to the remaining seventeen cottages will receive the attention of the Board.