HC Deb 11 May 1905 vol 146 cc39-40

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will explain why the Congested Districts Board, which has purchased large tracts of hind in the Newport Division of Westport Union, has not yet divided those lands for the purpose of relieving congestion; and why the Board has not given any employment on such land.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The Board have agreed to purchase the lands referred to, but have not yet become the vested owners pending an investigation of the title. In the meantime, the lands cannot be divided.