HC Deb 14 May 1906 vol 157 c150
MR. JOHN ROCHE (Galway, E)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the tenants on the Brown Estate, New Inn, county Galway, were informed at the time of purchase by the representative of the Estates Commissioners that the game and timber upon their farms would be theirs; whether the residence and a considerable portion of the lands are in the hands of the Commissioners; and, if so, whether it is their intention to accede to the request of those tenants who occupy uneconomic holdings to distribute the lands amongst them.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) I am informed by the Estates Commissioners that the tenants to whom holdings on this estate wore allotted were informed that the game was reserved to the vendor, and signed undertakings accordingly. They were, however, told that the timber on their holdings would belong to them. None of the lands are now in the Commissioners' hands.