HC Deb 06 April 1905 vol 144 c652
MR. JAMES O'KELLY (Roscommon, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners are aware that the tenants' interests in the holdings of Mr. Marshall (160 acres), Dr. Rhodden (142 acres), Mr. Jameson (120 acres), and Major Smith (80 acres), all non-residential grazing farms on the King-Harman Estate, county Roscommon, can be secured by them for the purpose of enlargement of holdings; whether these lands have been actually offered to the Commissioners for the purpose stated; and if not, or in any event, whether the Commissioners will now take any steps to purchase the tenants' interests in the lands mentioned.


The Commissioners are negotiating for the purchase of Mr. Jameson's farm, the only one of those mentioned which has been offered to them. They will consider the question of purchasing any grazing farms which may be offered to them.