HC Deb 01 May 1906 vol 156 c419
MR. GINNELL (Westmeath, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state how the sale of Lord Longford's Rathwire estate came to be sanctioned without any provision having been made for the occupants of cottages there; will the sale of another estate of the same landlord be availed of to remedy this omission; and will a different inspector be sent to examine the condition of those cottagers.


I am informed by the Estates Commissioners that the cottages referred to in the Question were not included in the sale which has already taken place on the estate mentioned. The Commissioners, however, are at present in communication with the vendor's solicitors as to the manner in which it is proposed that these cottages should be dealt with, and the matter will be duly considered by the Commissioners when the sale of the second portion of the estate is before them.