I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he will take steps to empower the Congested Districts Board to enlarge small holdings in all of the counties of Galway and Mayo instead of merely in those parts entitled Scheduled Districts; and if he will pro- 209 pose a suitable increase for this purpose either in the total funds of the Congested Districts Board or in its borrowing powers.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON, Londonderry, N.)
At the request of my right hon. friend I will reply to this question. Legislation would be necessary to give effect to the suggestion of the hon. and gallant Gentleman. Such legislation is obviously impossible in the present session, and I cannot give any undertaking that it will be proposed in the next session.