HC Deb 17 April 1905 vol 145 cc311-2

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will take steps to ensure that the Estates Commissioners shall not buy any farms on estates where either intimidation has been used with the object of forcing the occupier to give up possession or outrages have been committed with the same object.


The Estates Commissioners have already caused persons interested to be informed that intimidation, if resorted to, would constrain them not to purchase farms or estates. This matter will be further dealt with in the regulations about to be laid on the Table, and every effort will be made by the Government in this and other directions to cope with this form of crime.