HC Deb 17 May 1906 vol 157 c665
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have yet sent an inspector to visit the Hungerford and Clorah estate near Kingwilliamstown, county Cork; are the Commissioners aware that pressure to sign a purchase agreement has been brought to bear by the landlord's agent on Denis Breen, the present occupant of two evicted farms, in the shape of a threat to issue a. writ for one and a half years' arrears of rent if he does not sign before a date in the near future, with a view to exclude the two evicted tenants from the scheme of purchase; and whether the Commissioners will instruct their inspector to make the fullest inquiry into the circumstances connected with this alleged illegitimate pressure.


The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have no information as to the pressure stated to have been brought to bear upon Denis Breen, but they will call their inspector's attention to the allegations made in the Question in order that he may inquire into the matter.


If I send information substantiating the statements in the Question will the Commissioner take immediate action?


I am sure the Commissioners will act as soon as possible.