§ MR. PATRICK WHITE
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the cause of the delay in appointing an arbitrator 622 to deal with the scheme for the erection of labourers cottages in Navan raral district; and whether, seeing that in order to secure to the labourers to whom plots have been allotted the ensuing season's crop it is necessary that the plots should be immediately fenced, he will urge the Local Government Board to avoid unnecessary delay.
(Answered by Mr. Cherry.) The application for the appointment of the arbitrator was received by the Local Government Board towards the end of last month. The necessary order of appointment is in course of preparation, and it is expected that it will be signed in a day or two.