HC Deb 15 December 1908 vol 198 cc1554-5

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have received an application for reinstatement from Mr. James M'Cullagh, evicted from a farm in Innishmore, County Fermanagh, Ely estate, and will they soon be in a position to comply with the application; have they agreed to purchase untenanted lands on the Ely estate; and, if so, how soon is it expected the lands will be vested.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have received this application, and will consider it in connection with the allotment of such untenanted land as they may acquire. The farm referred to is in the occupation of another tenant. The Commissioners are in negotiation for the purchase of untenanted land on the Ely estate, but cannot at this stage say when they may be vested.