HC Deb 02 July 1888 vol 328 cc46-7
MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has considered the decision of the Master of the Rolls on June 13, restraining Dora Kavanagh from continuing to build huts for the shelter of evicted tenants at Coolgreany, and ordering the demolition of the existing huts; whether he is aware that a previous attempt was made by the agent, Captain Hamilton, to get rid of these huts last December, on the plea that they were unhealty and unfit for habitation, and that the Sanitary Inspector reported them to be comfortable and well ventilated; that The Dublin Express of June 14 stated that, now that this injunction had been obtained, similar action would be taken by other landlords to eject evicted tenants from similar huts in other parts of Ireland; whether he is aware that about 53 evicted persons are now living in the Coolgreany huts; and, whether, before permitting the officers of the Crown to aid in the demolition of the huts, he will make personal inquiry into the whole of the circumstances, and make any representation to the owner of the estate on the matter?


, in reply, said, he had seen the decision of the Master of the Rolls referred to. No Report appeared to have been sent from Captain Hamilton to the Board of Guardians at any time relating to the huts in question. The sub-sanitary officer informed him that one of the huts was improperly ventilated, but the occupier had promised to rectify it. The statement as to the decision in question which was referred to did appear in the newspaper named. The inmates of the huts numbered 57. The Executive Government were bound to afford protection when the processes of a Court of Law were being executed.