HC Deb 05 December 1906 vol 166 cc967-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say whether the Estates Commissioners, in the event of purchasing grazing tracts of land in the county of Limerick, will inquire into the congested state of the mountainous parts of the county, for instance, in Glensharrold and neighbourhood, with the view of giving some of the untenanted lands to the sons of small farmers in these parts, after the evicted tenants' claims have been satisfied, to keep them from emigrating to foreign lands for a living.


The Estates Commissioners inform me that their power to make advances under Section 2 of the Act of 1903 to the sons of tenants for the purchase of parcels of untenanted land is limited to the cases of the sons of tenants of holdings on the estate which includes the untenanted land. The Commissioners have due regard to the provisions of this section when distributing untenanted land purchased by them.