HC Deb 30 May 1907 vol 175 cc96-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether Mr. Luttrell has, as a result of the intimidation to which he has been subjected, been compelled to surrender his grazing farm at Roscomroe, King's County; and whether the Government intend to permit this farm to be divided amongst the surrounding tenants, in view of the fact that boycotting and other illegal methods have been employed to force the landlords to sell.


I am informed that Mr. Luttrell has not yet surrendered the farm, though he has expressed his intention of surrendering it at the next gale day. In reply to the latter part of the Question, I would refer to my Answer to a similar Question put by the hon. Member for the Oswestry Division on the 14th instant.† I have no information that any proceedings for the sale of the farm have been instituted.


Will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider his decision not to re-enact the rule prohibiting the Estates Commissioners advancing money for the purchase of farms in cases where intimidation has been exercised?


Is it not the fact that Mr. Luttrell was obliged to surrender his farm because of the inadequate police protection afforded him?

[No Answer was returned.]