HC Deb 01 June 1905 vol 147 cc429-30

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that the Congested Districts Board purchased the Brown Hall Estate, near Balla, county Mayo, so far back as 1903, and that, so far, no attempt has been made to stripe the grazing lands with a view to handing them over to the tenants whose holdings are small and uneconomical, he will at once give orders to have the striping and fencing done on this estate.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The delay in dividing these lands has been due to pressure of work in connection with other estates purchased by the Board, but the Board's officers are now engaged in rearranging the lands and preparing them for resale. The fencing cannot be done until this work is completed.