HC Deb 06 December 1906 vol 166 c1163
MR. MCKEAN (Monahgan, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that the Estates Commissioners, having had inquiries made into the facts of the case of Andrew Beggan, a tenant evicted from the Smith estate, Cootehill (part of which is in county Monaghan), have fixed £50 for the purposes of re-instatement, re-stocking, and successful working of the farm; whether, having regard to the ruinous condition of the dwelling house on the farm and the outbuildings attached to it, the Estates Commissioners will agree to increase the amount to £150; and whether the latter will state the actual terms of sale and purchase and the resulting rent Beggan will have to pay before requiring him to sign the agreement for purchase.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that they are prepared to make a free grant of £70 to Andrew Beggan to assist him in working his former holding. The amount which the Commissioners are prepared to advance for the purchase of the holding is £158, the annuity on which at 3¼ per cent. is £5 2s. 8d.