HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 c1360W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if his attention has been drawn to the necessity of proper housing conditions for the working classes in Dublin; if he is aware that there are 23,000 families at present housed in single-room tenements almost unfit for human habitation; and if he will say what steps, if any, the Government intend to take to help the Dublin Corporation, who are the housing authorities to build suitable housing accommodation at reasonable rents for the workers of that city?


From the Report of the Departmental Committee of 1914 it appears that there were then slightly over 20,000 families housed in single-room tenements. The Irish Local Government Board is preparing, at my request, a Report for the consideration of the Executive with regard to housing in Dublin and in other towns.