HC Deb 27 November 1906 vol 165 cc1407-8

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state what amount of untenanted land is on the estate of Lindsay Talbot Crosbie, at Ardfert, the tenanted portion of which has been sold to the tenants; and whether the untenanted land has been offered to the Estates Commissioners in conjunction with the sale of tenanted land; and, if not, will he say why this has not been done.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that the property to which the originating application refers includes 849 acres of untenanted demesne land which the vendor desires to sell to the Commissioners and repurchase from them. The application also sets forth certain portions of the townlands of Ardfert, Ballinprior, and Scrillagh, which the owner does not propose to sell, by reason of their consisting of a village, rabbit warren, with gamekeeper's residence and land attached thereto, and a private residence respectively. The Commissioners have not yet come to a decision upon the application.