HC Deb 01 June 1905 vol 147 c429

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the tenants on the Brown Hall Estate, near Balla, county Mayo, are compelled to go three and four miles away from their homes in search of conacre in which to sow their potatoes and a distance of seven miles for turf, while there are several hundred acres of grass lands and a sufficient quantity of turbary on the estate, which the Congested Districts Board have had in their possession since 1903, and which they refuse to give to these tenants; and, if so, will he make inquiries into this neglect on the part of the Board with a view to remedying this state of affairs.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) Some of the well-to-do tenants on the estate rent land for conacre. The Board have not refused turbary to any tenant upon the estate.