HC Deb 09 May 1904 vol 134 cc753-4
MR. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the War Department was aware, when taking the Ballyboy farm on the estate of Lady Pole-Carew, that James Kenealy had been evicted from it; and whether, as the action of the War Department will impede the objects of the Land Act of last year, which contains provisions for the restoration of evicted tenants to their old farms and homes, he will recommend its surrender.


The hon. Member is under a misapprehension. The farm in question was not leased or taken by the War Department, but the right of exercising over the land was secured by the Royal Artillery at £1 a month for a term of five months. The point raised in the latter part of the hon. Member's Question does not therefore arise.


But has not the action of the War Department deprived the evicted tenant of the privileges of the Land Act of last year?


No, Sir; it has not debarred him from exercising any right he may have under Act of Parliament.