HC Deb 01 August 1908 vol 193 cc2079-80
MR. LARDNER (Monaghan, N)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state whether the Estates Commissioners have been offered by the landlords any untenanted land in the county of Monaghan for the reinstatement of evicted tenants; and, if so, whether he will give the names of the landlords offering such lands and state the decision of the Commissioners in reference thereto.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) Proceedings have been instituted before the Estates Commissioners, and have reached various stages, for the sale of the following estates which comprise untenanted land, viz.: Dr. Steven's Charities, Lord Massereene and Ferrard, Trustees of C. E. Porter, Sir T. Jackson, M. S. Moutray, R. R. Fitzherbert, and S. K, Jackson. The untenanted land is not offered specially for the reinstatement of evicted tenants, but will be dealt with by the Commissioners for the purposes generally of Section 2 of the Act of 1903.