HC Deb 04 December 1890 vol 349 cc537-8
MR. COX (Clare, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Government, in carrying out their proposed Irrigation Scheme, contemplates the allotment of the lands known as the Clare Slob Lands, containing 1,200 acres, at present in the possession of the Irish Board of Works, to small holders; and, if not, to what use it is intended to devote this valuable property?


I do not quite understand the hon. Gentleman's reference to the "proposed Irrigation Scheme," or how it can be connected with the Clare Slob Lands.


It should be "emigration," and not "irrigation."


I can only answer the question as it appears on the Paper. Petitions have been presented to the Landed Estates Court, and if nothing unforeseen occurs the property may be put up to public tender in January.