§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say whether, when an advance under Section 20 of the Labourers (Ireland) Act, 1906, is made to a rural district council as trustees under Section 4 of the Irish Land Act, 1903, for the purchase of untenanted land to be held by them for the purposes of the Labourers Acts, the council can give more than an acre of the land to the labourers when they do not propose to build any labourers' cottages on it.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) Under the Labourers Acts the maximum quantity 1303 of land that can be let as an allotment to an agricultural labourer is one statute acre.