CAPTAIN CRAIG (Down, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether a grant in money or kind was made to a man named M'Grath, of Herbertstown, county Limerick, by the Estates Commissioners; and, if so, how much.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners have sanctioned a grant of £135 to Thomas McGrath, in order to provide him with stock and buildings for a holding which he has purchased under Section 2.(1) (d) of the Act of 1903.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this tenant, after having purchased cattle with this money, sold them again and used the money to pay off debts contracted prior to his reinstatement?
§ MR. CONOR O'KELLY (Mayo, N.)
Will the hon. and gallant Member repeat the statement outside this House? We can then carry the matter further.