HC Deb 25 May 1903 vol 122 cc1626-7
MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will say what is the present position of the Cusack, county Longford, Estate; and whether, seeing that the evicted tenants on the estate who until recently were allowed to take grazing tenancies, have now been refused these privileges because they wanted to purchase their holdings, he can take any steps to assist the tenants to purchase their farms.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) I am informed that the persons who formerly took grazing on the Cusack Estate were, nearly all of them, tenants on adjoining estates. Only four were tenants on the Cusack Estate. These persons refused to pay for the grazing this year the same rates as formerly. The incumbrancers were of opinion that the most remunerative method of dealing with the lands in the circumstances would be to authorise the receiver to stock the lands. The Land Judge on the 12th instant made an order †See(4)Debates, cxvi, 1198. to this effect. I do not understand what the latter part of the Question is intended to convey.