HC Deb 14 April 1908 vol 187 c996

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, when the grazing farms in the parish of Kilmaine, Ballinrobe Union, and County of Mayo, are being divided, he will give instructions to the Congested Districts Board to see that the needs of the people of the parish will be properly attended to, with a view to creating a sufficient number of economic holdings to provide those who are now living on miserable patches with enough land to live on before applications from others will be granted.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Congested Districts Board have postponed the distribution of the lands in their possession at Kilmaine until the Report of the Royal Commission on Congestion has been received and considered. Under the existing law the Board have no power to enlarge holdings over £5 valuation in non-congested districts.