HC Deb 11 April 1907 vol 172 cc375-6

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that pressure is being brought upon the Estates Commissioners by Mr. George Henry Miller, a member of the Land Commission staff, to leave Mr. Alexander Frayne in possession of the holding on the Cusack estate which the Commissioners have decided to restore to Mr. Swifte, the evicted tenant; and, if so, will he request the Commissioners to adhere to their former ruling.


The Estates Commissioners have made an offer to the Land Judge for the purchase of the estate in question, including the holding now occupied by Mr. Frayne. If the Commissioners should acquire this holding they propose to sell portion of it to Mr. Swifte, evicted tenant. The Commissioners inform me that there is no foundation for the suggestion that Mr. Miller has brought any pressure to bear on them in the matter.