§ Mr. LUNDON
asked if a portion of the million granted for the purpose of carrying on the Labourers' Acts will be given for the building of cottages under schemes already formulated in Kilmallock, Tipperary (No. 2), Limerick (No. 1), Croom, and Mitchelstown; and, if so, how soon may such contributions be given?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
No portion of the additional million provided by the Act of 1911 is earmarked for any particular rural district. The hon. Member has already been informed that the requirements of the several districts in the matter of house1684W
accommodation must be the first consideration of the Local Government Board in dealing with the expenditure of this money. The councils of the districts referred to have already been authorised to provide a large number of labourers' cottages, namely:—
Kilmallock 1,090 Tipperary (No. 2) 303 Limerick (No. 1) 871 Croom 506 Mitchelstown (No. 2) (a very small district) 162