HC Deb 16 May 1906 vol 157 cc483-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, in reference to the estate of Mr. W. N. Leader, Dromagh, county Cork, whether the Estates Commissioners can; now state what steps have been taken to secure the reinstatement of the evicted tenants, Mr. Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Cronin, with the least possible delay; is he aware that the originating application for the sale was lodged in June, 1905; that the holdings are vacant, and the landlord agrees to the reinstatement of one tenant and the placing of the other on a holding of equivalent value; that the Commissioners undertook some time ago to send an inspector to the estate; whether the Estates Commissioners will arrange, without further delay, for the replacing of these tenants on the lands before the entire transaction of sale and purchase is concluded; and whether an inspector will be sent to inquire into the possibility of acquiring the whole or portion of the un-tenanted lands now in the landlord's possession, with a view to purchase same for dividing them amongst other deserving evicted tenants and the labourers of the district.


The Estates Commissioners inform me that they intend shortly to send one of the recently-appointed inspectors to inquire into the cases of these evicted tenants. In the meantime they are not in a position to deal with the matters referred to in the Question.