HC Deb 07 August 1902 vol 112 c952
MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that eviction notices have been served on the Tottenham estate, County Leitrim; can he state the number of such notices; how long has this estate been in the hands of the Land Courts in Ireland; whether the tenants have made applications to purchase; and whether he would endeavour to stay evictions pending a settlement of the estate.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) Ejectment decrees have been obtained against twenty-seven tenants on this estate. A receiver over the property was appointed two years ago, since when no rent has been paid by the tenants, although he was authorised to take two years rent and give a clear receipt to November, 1900 In view of the attitude of the tenants I understand that the Land Judge will not take any steps with a view to facilitate the sale of the estate, but will direct the receiver to enforce payment of rent. I have no power to intervene in the manner suggested.