MR. LLOYD MORGAN (Carmarthen, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to several alleged extensive appropriations of common lands in the parishes of Llangasty-talyllyn, Llanfyrnach, and Vainor, in the county of Brecon; whether he has communicated with the lord of the manor on the subject of these alleged encroachments; and, if so, whether he will state the result of such communications; and, whether, having regard to the alleged encroachments on common lands in Wales, he will consider the question of having an Inquiry, with a view to having the area and boundaries of such lands marked on the ordnance maps so as to prevent future encroachments?
*THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. WALTER LONO,) Liverpool, West Derby
I have received a representation alleging that common lands have been irregularly inclosed in the parishes named, but the matter is one in regard to which I am not empowered in any way to interfere. The proper remedy in cases of the kind is by application to the County Court under Section 30 of the Commons Act, 1876, and the District Council might be asked to assist under Section 26 of the Local Government Act of 1894. I do not think the Inquiry suggested by the hon. Member would be practicable, the duty of the Ordnance Survey being confined to the delineation of the surface of the ground, without reference to rights of property.