HC Deb 04 April 1905 vol 144 c321
MR. O'SHEE (Waterford, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether an originating application has yet been lodged with the Estates Commissioners with regard to the estate of Sir J. Nugent Humble, in the county of Waterford; whether the attention of the Commissioners has been already directed to the fact that many of the holdings proposed to be sold to new tenants are holdings from which other tenants have been evicted within the past twenty-five years; whether the Estates Commissioners will enter into negotiations with the new tenants with a view to the reinstatement of the former tenants; whether they are aware that an area of untenanted land is in the occupation of Sir J. Nugent Humble, the vendor, or of his brother, Mr. Charles Humble, on his behalf; and whether they will make the sale of this land to them, in view of all the circumstances, a condition of their declaring the holdings now proposed to be sold by the vendor to be an estate.


No, Sir; and the Commissioners cannot express an opinion on the matters mentioned in the Question until the estate is fully before them.