HC Deb 14 December 1908 vol 198 cc1234-5
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have taken any further steps towards bringing about the reinstatement of the two evicted tenants on the Morphy Scrahan estate, County Cork; and Whether, in view of the fact that the planter tenant is willing to surrender these holdings on receiving some compensation, that the agent is willing to see the evicted tenants reinstated, and that the ratepayers have been saddled with the cost of four or five extra policemen in connection with these evicted holdings for over twenty years, the Commissioners will take all possible steps to expedite the reinstatement of these tenants.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The matter is engaging the attention of the Estates Commissioners. The present occupier is not willing to surrender the holdings in question unless he is given equivalent lands in County Cork, and up to the present the Commissioners have not found it possible to do this. The three policemen in the hut at Scrahan are not extra police, but belong to the free force of the county.