HC Deb 03 April 1903 vol 120 cc1027-8

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state the area of waste Crown lands over which no landlords have rights of any kind in Ireland; and whether he will consider the advisability of vesting such lands in Irish public bodies for the benefit of the community after afforestation or other reclamation had been undertaken; and whether it is proposed to vest such lands in the Estates Commission or otherwise.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) All waste lands must be vested either in the Crown or some private owner, and sub-interests may be created in and rights exercised over both by many individuals. It is therefore quite impossible to answer the hon. Member's Question.