HC Deb 27 February 1906 vol 152 c1030
MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)

I beg to ask the chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on the Thompson (Clonfin) Estate, in North Longford, there are 600 acres of untenanted demesne lands at present let in grazing to surrounding occupiers; whether he is aware that this estate is insolvent and in the hands of the mortgagees, the Scottish Provident Assurance Company; and whether, as untenanted land for the settlement of evicted tenants in county Longford is scarce, he will direct the attention of the Estates Commissioners to the desirability of acquiring this estate for the benefit of evicted tenants in county Longford.


No application or request in respect of the sale of this estate has been made to the Estates Commissioners, and they have no information on the subject. They inform me, however, that they will communicate with the owners.