HC Deb 14 February 1902 vol 103 c52
MR. O'MALLEY (Galway, Connemara)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the invariable custom of the Land Sub-Commission in Connemara of cessing the tenants for seaweed facilities as if the foreshore were the property of-the landlord, the Government would issue instructions to the Sub-Commission in dealing with such cases in future to require proof of the landlord's claim to foreshore, and in the absence of such proof not to cess the tenants for an advantage which they enjoy only by a permissible trespass on Crown property.


This legal point was, I understand, the subject of an appeal recently heard before the Land Commission Court, in which the decision has not yet been. announced. In any case the Executive has no jurisdiction over Sub-Commissions and no authority to issue instructions as suggested.