§ MR. O'KELLY (Mayo, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state whether the Congested Districts Board have any power under the Land Act of 1903, or under any former Acts, to utilise untenanted land acquired by them in unscheduled areas for the benefit of the occupiers of uneconomic holdings in these unscheduled areas.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
The 3rd Section of the Congested Districts Board Act, 1901, provides that where the Board purchase land in a non-congested district the Lord-Lieutenant may declare that such land be treated as part of the congested districts. The result is that the occupiers of such lands may be treated as though they were residents in congested districts.