HC Deb 18 February 1907 vol 169 cc531-2

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lords-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have received a memorial from Thomas Sproulle, of Ederney, county Fermanagh, an evicted tenant on the Burnside estate; if so, have they made inquiry into his case, and with what result; have the Estates Commissioners acquired, or taken any steps to acquire, any untenanted land in the district of Ederney on which to allot new holdings to evicted tenants; and would Thomas Sproulle be eligible to receive a grant of money to stock a new holding if allotted to him.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have received the application in question, and have referred it †See Col. 538. ‡See Col. 296. to their inspector for investigation, but his report has not yet been received. The Commissioners have not yet acquired untenanted land in the district, and no proceedings for the acquisition of such land are pending before them. In the event of Sproulle's reinstatement, the Commissioners will consider any application he may make for a grant or loan to stock his farm.