§ Mr. BYRNE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland when the Dublin Corporation land cultivation committee may expect sufficient land in the Phoenix Park to satisfy the 425 applicants who applied for allotments to cultivate; and if he is aware that the applications were made as a result of a public promise made by the Lord Lieutenant to the effect that land would be given in the Phœnix Park for the production of foodstuffs?
§ Sir JOHN LONSDALE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he is aware that there is a difficulty in utilising unoccupied town gardens for the production of potatoes and other vegetables owing to the fact that if the gardens were used for this purpose rates would become chargeable on the houses to which they were attached; and if he will introduce a short emergency Act to provide that during the period of the War no rates or taxes shall be chargeable upon any such gardens if the same are used for growing potatoes or other vegetables?
§ Mr. DUKE
I hope to take steps which will enable these tillages to take place without risk of increased rating.