HC Deb 14 March 1906 vol 153 c1254
MR. DUFFY (Galway, S)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the estate of Lambert's Minors, at present under the control of the Lord Chancellor, is about being sold to the tenants; and, if so, what is the intention of the Estates Commissioners with regard to the untenanted grass lands surrounding the town of Athenry; and whether, in view of the representations made by all the local bodies, the Commissioners will facilitate the sale of the town holdings on the estate to the occupying tenants.


The Lord Chancellor informs me that the reply to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative, and that he will put no obstacle in the way of the sale of the town holdings to the tenants. The estate has not come before the Estates Commissioners, but if they should acquire untenanted land in the locality they will consider the best method of utilising it, and also any application made to them with reference to town holdings.