HC Deb 27 February 1905 vol 141 c1307

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a grazier named Daly, who resides at Ballinrobe, and holds several thousand acres of grazing lands in Mayo and Meath counties, holds a grazing farm on the estate of Lord Erne at Loughmask, and that he has recently ploughed some of the land and got a fair rent fixed with a view to coming under the Land Act of 1903: and, if so, whether the Estates Commissioners will refuse to give a grant to this man for the purchase of the farm held by him on the Erne Estate, whenever negotiations between the landlord and tenants are carried through.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) No application for the sale of the estate of Lord Erne has been lodged with the Commissioners, who are not, therefore, in a position to make any statement on the matters alleged in the Question.