HC Deb 14 December 1908 vol 198 c1233

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the cause of the delay in dividing the grass lands and improving and enlarging the small holdings of the tenants on the Bingham property, situate at Cloona-castle, near Ballinrobe, County Mayo, purchased by the Congested Districts Board in 1906; and whether, in view of the need of enlarging the small holdings in the townlands of Cregduff, Cloona-carneen, Drumhill, and Cloona-castle, he will urge the Board to proceed with that work without delay.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Congested Districts Board have not as yet been able to secure possession of any part of the grass land referred to, which consists of four large farms, one held under a yearly tenancy and the other three under lease.