HC Deb 04 December 1906 vol 166 cc771-2
MR. MEAGHER (Kilkenny, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have yet taken any action on the application of Samuel Calbick, who was evicted from his holding on the Wearing Estate, Kilmanagh, county Kilkenny; whether he is aware that about three years ago the present occupier of the holding offered to surrender possession on getting reasonable compensation, such offer being conveyed to the Commissioners, who were unable to deal with it, and that Calbick and his family, having had to live in a dilapidated and insanitary dwelling, became victims of tuberculosis, by which himself and two of his sons died and his wife at present is an incurable invalid; and whether the Commissioners will take special stops to restore the remainder of the family to their holding.


The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have received an application for reinstatement from Samuel Calbick and have referred it to their inspector for inquiry with the view of effecting a settlement. The Commissioners have as yet no information in regard to the circumstances alleged in the remainder of the Question, but will deal with the matter when they receive their inspector's report.