HC Deb 06 April 1908 vol 187 cc915-6
MR. KENDAL O'BRIEN (Tipperary Mid.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the rural district council of Cashel has forwarded a resolution to the Estates Commissioners, asking them to allot a portion of the untenanted land of the de Montalt estate, county Tipperary, to the labourers of the locality; and whether, in view of the provisions of Section 4 of the Land Act of 1903, as to sanctioning the rural council as trustees to obtain an advance under that Act to enable them to acquire land, and in view of the desire of the council to satisfy the needs of the labourers, the Estates Commissioners will sell to the council a portion of this untenanted land for the purposes of the section referred to.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners received the resolution in question, and replied that, if the council should obtain the consent of the Local Government Board and prepare a scheme, the Commissioners would be prepared to consider the advisability of selling the land to them for the purpose of the Labourers Act.