§ MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state the amount allocated to the county of Armagh from the Exchequer Contribution Account, for the erection of labourers' cottages, for each of the three years 1904, 1905, and 1906, and the amount which will be payable to the county from this fund in future years under the Labourers Act of the present year.
The amounts of the Exchequer contribution allocated to county Armagh for the erection of labourers' cottages in each of the three years ended 31st March, 1904, 1905, and 1906, were, respectively, £1,074, £1,071, and £1,072. The amount which will be payable to the county in future years cannot be estimated. It will depend mainly upon the extent to which the district councils may put the new Act into operation; and in some degree, upon the number of cottages already provided. For further particulars I would refer to my Answer to the similar Question put by the hon. Member for South Down on 5th December.