§ Mr. LARDNER
asked how many sites have been acquired by the Cootehill (No. 2) Rural District Council for the erection of cottages, and for which tenders have not been accepted as yet by this council; what time has elapsed since when, in the ordinary course, tenders might have been accepted; and what steps, if any, the Local Government Board have taken, or propose to take, to have these sites built upon and supply the pressing demand that has so long existed for the provision of labourers' cottages?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
A loan for the erection of twenty-five cottages was sanctioned in 1909, and the erection of only eight of these cottages appears to have been proceeded with up to the present. On the 10th instant the Local Government Board addressed a letter to the rural district council urging them to proceed with the erection of the remaining houses, if necessary by direct labour, and to this letter the Board have not yet received a reply.