HC Deb 14 December 1908 vol 198 cc1232-3

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Congested Districts Board have failed to complete the purchase agreement with Mrs. Patrick Cassidy, of Coolnaha, on the Dillon estate, in County Mayo; whether a Memorial, signed by a large number of Mrs. Cassidy's neighbours, calling on the Board to complete the purchase, has been forwarded to the Board; and whether he will insist on the Board doing its duty in this matter without further delay.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Congested Districts Board have decided to take up a portion of Mrs. Cassidy's holding for the purpose of enlarging a small holding of one of her sub-tenants, and proceedings for resumption are pending. When the Board have obtained possession and have rearranged the holdings they will proceed with the sale. The Board have received the Memorial referred to, but see no reason to alter their decision.