§ MR. MOONEY (Newry)
asked if the Irish Secretary would adopt measures that would prevent the numerous evictions threatened by Irish peers in the Kingston Urban District, seeing that 123 poor families were about to be turned out through no fault of their own.
§ MR. BIRRELL
replied that he had no power in the matter. It was only fair to the landlords to say that the buildings in question became insanitary during the currency of long leases when they had no power to interfere, while the local sanitary authority which had the power refused to exercise it.
§ MR. MOONEY
Is it not the case that in eighty-two of the 132 cases the buildings are absolutely new?