HC Deb 10 December 1908 vol 198 c770
MR. POWER (Waterford, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the cause of the delay in reinstating Mr. Carrigan, member of the Waterford County Council, in his holding on Lord Ashtown's county Waterford estate, from which he was evicted; did the Estates Cammissioners take compulsory powers with the view of acquiring this farm from which Mr. Carrigan was evicted; and has Lord Ashtown resumed planting with timber a portion of Mr. Carrigan's farm.


The Estates Commissioners have decided that the lands formerly held by Mr. Carrigan cannot be compulsorily acquired under the Evicted Tenants Act.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this evicted tenant has had no opportunity of explaining his case? Will he inquire into it?


Yes, Sir.