§ MR. JOHN ROCHE (Galway, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that applications had been made for several labourers' cottages in the electoral division of Toughboy, Mount Bellew Union; can he state whether any have been granted; and, if not, will he say why this has not been done.
§ MR. BIRRELL
Applications for the erection of nine labourers' cottages in the electoral division referred to were put forward by the Mount Bellew Rural District Council. Three of the applications were withdrawn at the inquiry, and the other six were disallowed by the inspector for the following reasons. In two cases the labourers already had proper house accommodation; one applicant was not an agricultural labourer; and in the remaining three cases the sites were half a mile from the public road and inconveniently situated as regards approach and a supply of water.