HC Deb 16 March 1915 vol 70 c1912W

asked the Chief Secretary if he can explain the delay in holding an inquiry into the scheme of cottages promoted by the Youghal rural district council; is he aware that some of the labourers who applied in the last scheme are obliged to live in dilapidated and unsanitary dwellings; and what steps will be taken to provide better dwellings for them without delay?


The Local Government Board informed the rural district council on the 11th instant that they are not yet in a position to direct a local inquiry into this scheme, but that the matter will be dealt with as soon as practicable. The scheme proposes to provide fifty-three cottages, but only ten of these are based on the ground of sanitary unfitness of existing dwellings.