HC Deb 18 April 1904 vol 133 cc393-4
MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the evicted tenants on the Luggacurren Estate of the, Marquess of Lansdowne have lodged with the Estates Commissioners the forms provided fur the purpose of supplying particulars of their cases; a d, if so, what reply or communication, if any, has been made to them; have the Estates Commissioners received any communication from the landlord or his agent intimating that the Marquess of Lansdowne is prepared to sell either to the new tenants or the evicted tenants; and whether, before the Estates Commissioners advance or sanction the advance of any money for the purpose of purchase on this property, the claims of the evicted tenants for reinstatement will be fully considered.


Forty-one applications have been received by, or on behalf of, ex-tenants on this estate. These will be fully considered in the event of application being made to the Commissioners in respect of the sale of any portion of the estate, and the evicted tenants have been so informed.


Has the Estates Commission received any communication from the landlord or agent intimating the Marquess of Lansdowne's preparedness to sell?


I used the words "in the event of any application being made." I take it that none has been.


But has no communication been received by the Commission?


I thought my answer covered the whole Question when I said that the Estates Commission were prepared to deal with the matter in the event of any application being made. I will inquire, however, whether there has been any informal communication.


With whom did the Commission communicate? I am one of the evicted tenants and I received no communication.


Seeing that the Marquess of Lansdowne is a member of the Government which brought in the, Bill last session, is he going to sell to the "planters"?

[No answer was returned.