§ Mr. HACKETT
asked the Chief Secretary whether the Thurles Rural District Council have applied to the Local Government Board to appoint an inspector and to fix the date for the local inquiry under the Labourers Act; whether the Local Government Board have received a resolution from the Thurles district committee of the I.L. and L.A. requesting the Board to fix an immediate date upon which to hold the inquiry in order to enable the houses to be built during the summer so that they may be available before the winter; and whether he will take steps to have the inquiry held immediately?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The facts are as stated in the question. The inquiry will be held as soon as practicable, having regard to the claims of the several rural districts from which improvement schemes under the Labourers Acts have been submitted for approval. I would remind the hon. Member that 316 cottages have already been provided in this particular rural district.