HC Deb 18 July 1904 vol 138 cc273-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether Mr. William D. Webber, of Mitchelstown, county Cork, landlord of an estate at Leekfield, Skreen, county Sligo, has applied to the Estates Commissioners in connection with the sale of his property; and whether, seeing that the estate in question comprises a large grazing farm which the bailiff, Mr. J. Higgins, is endeavouring to secure for himself, steps will be taken to secure that this farm will in case of sale be used for the enlargement and improvement of uneconomic holdings adjoining it; and whether he will see that in this matter the intentions of Parliament in passing the Land Act of 1903 will be carried into effect.


Yes, Sir; this property is before the Estates Com, missioners. They have satisfied themselves that Mr. Higgins has been a bon a fide tenant in occupation for many years, and are aware of no sufficient reason for dealing with his application differently from other similar applications for advances.