HC Deb 03 May 1904 vol 134 c257

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners will be instructed, with a view to securing grazing tracts of land for the settlement of evicted tenants, to send an inspector into the large grazing districts to report upon suitable properties for sale; and whether, in such cases, the seventh and eighth Sections of the Act of 1903 will be enforced, if possible.


The Commissioners are not in a position effectively to initiate inquiries of this character pending the settlement of the question of the payment of the bonus in respect of untenanted lands. When that question is determined the matter will be further considered. Such inquiries are now made when an owner offers untenanted lands to the Commissioners.