HC Deb 01 December 1908 vol 197 cc1268-9

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have yet had an inspection made of the Chapman Estate, Killna, Westmeath; whether they have ascertained that it comprises uneconomic; holdings and evicted land suitable for relieving congestion; whether they are aware that the delay in sale is caused by-attempts of the vendor to use up the evicted land by enlarging a demesne already ample and creating new tenancies in favour of graziers; and whether they will allow the intentions of Parliament, to be defeated in this manner, or will intervene now in time by intimating their purpose not to declare the lands in question to be an estate unless sold in their entirety to the Commissioners for disposal as the necessities of the estate and district demand.


The Estates Commissioners will deal with this estate in Its order of priority. Its turn will not come for some time, and meanwhile the Commissioners cannot express any opinion as to their future action.