HC Deb 06 December 1906 vol 166 cc1191-2

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether any complaint has reached the Estates Commissioners from Thomas Duffy, of Lagga, Moyne, county Longford, who purchased his farm on the Maconchy Estate in 1904; whether he is aware that this man's rent previous to purchase was £13 17s. 6d., out of which he got an annual allowance of £3 0s. l0d. for maintaining a passway for other tenants on the property whether this allowance has now been stopped, with the result that his purchase instalments now amount to more than his previous net annual rent, although he has no turbary and is an acre short in his measurement; and will an inspector be sent to inquire into this man's case and have justice done to him.


The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have received a communication from Thomas Duffy to the effect mentioned in the Question. The Commissioners have no present knowledge of the facts, but will have the matter inquired into.