HC Deb 24 April 1907 vol 173 c47
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state how many inspectors under the Estates Commissioners are now working in the county of Cork; what are the names of the inspectors, and in what union or unions respectively are they carrying on their operations; and what are the reasons which actuate the Commissioners in changing the inspectors from districts with the circumstances of which they have become familiar, in respect to evicted tenants and untenanted land, to other districts with which they are unacquainted.


The Estates Commissioners inform me that seven of their inspectors and four assistant inspectors are at present engaged in county Cork. The Commissioners do not consider it desirable to publish the names of inspectors who may be employed in particular districts. Inspectors are sent from time to time to the districts in which they are most needed and in which the Commissioners think they will at the time be most useful.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that three inspectors have successively operated in one union, and that the latest one appointed had to begin the work de novo? Cannot the Commissioners be induced to retain an inspector in his district until his work is more or less completed?


I will draw the Commissioners' attention to the matter, but I do not wish to interfere with them unduly.