HC Deb 17 April 1905 vol 145 c318

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the conditions of sale entered into between Captain French and his tenants, near Kinnitty, King's County; whether he is aware that there are four cottiers on this estate, none of whom hold more than three or four acres of land, and that the landlord had on hand over 200 acres of grazing lands, which he has divided into large farms and given to farmers, some of whom were not on the estate; and whether the Estates Commissioners will refuse to sanction the sale until the uneconomic holdings on this property are enlarged to a sufficient size to enable the cottiers to live.


This estate has not yet come before the Commissioners, and, until it does, they can express no opinion in the matter.