HC Deb 11 May 1905 vol 146 cc56-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in the case of trustees for grazing lands and for turbary under the Land Act (Ireland), 1903, the Estates Commissioners have issued any code of rules for the guidance of these trustees, for their election at stated intervals, and also defining the classes of persons entitled to vote at these elections; and whether he can state in how many cases has it become necessary, up to 1st May last, to provide for the appointment of such trustees, and whether such appointment has been of a temporary or permanent nature.


The reply to the first inquiry is in the negative. Under Section 20 of the Act of 1903, the trustees referred to hold the land vested in them on such terms as may be specified in the scheme framed in the particular case. Such a scheme has been settled and approved of in one case, and this scheme provides for the appointment of new trustees by the surviving or continuing trustees subject to the approval of the Land Commission.