HC Deb 14 February 1902 vol 103 cc51-2

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state the number and extent of the holdings on the Kilclooney (County Galway) Estate recently purchased by the Congested Districts Board; also what steps have been taken by the Board to take over holdings which have been used by graziers who are willing to give them up for the purposes of the Board; and whether he will have such steps taken in all cases as will secure that the lands will be available for distribution amongst deserving persons during the coming season.


Three lots comprising 495 acres. No other lots remain to be sold and no offers to sell to the Board have been made by recent purchasers. No time will be lost in redistributing the lands in relief of congestion in accordance with the provisions of the Act of 1891 and Amending Acts.

In reply to a Question by Mr. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)


said: I am well aware of the facts connected with this estate, but I think the hon. Member will agree with me that to discuss in advance property which may or may not be bought is not a very good way of securing it at a reasonable price.