HC Deb 14 April 1908 vol 187 cc996-7

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the landlord of the Begley estate, Iskerlavally, in the Claremorris Union, offered the property for sale to the Congested Districts Board; whether the tenants have agreed to leave the matter in the hands of the Board; and, seeing that the estate is much congested, and that both parties have agreed to have the purchase carried out through that body, and that necessity for the relief of congestion exists on that estate, he will see that instructions to the Board's officials to proceed with the work will not be further withheld.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) For reasons which I have already fully stated to the House, the Congested Districts Board have been obliged to suspend negotiations for purchase in the case of this and other tenanted estates.