HC Deb 09 May 1904 vol 134 cc747-8

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a farm of 235 acres at Mount Shannon, the property of Mr. Marcus Keane, D.L., is advertised for sale on 10th May, and that there are on the adjoining estate a number of tenants whose applications to the Commissioners to purchase their holdings have been refused on the grounds that their holdings are not sufficient security for an advance; and whether he will direct the Estates Commissioners to consider the advisability of securing this farm with a view to the enlargement of these holdings.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) There is some difficulty in identifying the estate to which reference is made. Perhaps the hon. Member will communicate to me the name of the owner and of the locality in which it is situated; further inquiry will then be made.