§ MR. JOHN ROCHE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that it is the desire of the small tenants at Kilconnell, county Galway, that the Congested Districts Board should hand over the Lisard estate to the Estates Commissioners in order that it may be divided amongst them; and whether he will instruct the Congested Districts Board to do so.
A Resolution to the effect stated in the Question has been received by the Congested Districts Board. The Lisard estate, which is not situate in a congested district, was purchased by the Board for the benefit of congested districts in county Galway. 92 The Resolution in question will be considered by the Board at their next meeting; but in the meantime I may refer the hon. Member to my reply to the Question of the hon. Member for North Roscommon on Monday last†, in which the powers and policy of the Board in regard to the disposal of lands purchased for the purposes of migration are fully stated.