HC Deb 30 July 1906 vol 162 cc415-6

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant o Ireland, can he say how matters stand at present as regards sale and purchase between the landlord and tenants on the property of Mr. Delmege around Garry-spillane and Knocklong, county Limerick is he aware that there is a tract of untenanted land on the estate, formerly worked by the Boltons: and will he instruct the Estates Commissioners not to sanction the sale should any persons take the tenant right of those untenanted lands, which according to the spirit of the Land Purchase Act of 1903 should be given to labourers, evicted tenants, and other landless people.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that purchase agreements in respect of an estate of Mr. Stafford Delmege were lodged in 1905. The estate has not yet been inspected. The Commissioners will in due course make inquiries as to the untenanted land on this property referred to in the Question.