HC Deb 18 December 1908 vol 198 c2223

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware if Catherine Mackey, a reinstated evicted tenant on the Lansdowne estate, Luggacurran, Queen's County, appears in the list of advances made by the Estates Commissioners as having received £200 to buy stock for her farm; whether this money was issued by the Commissioners by cheque or cash; whether he is aware that, although this advance was sanctioned and advanced nearly two years ago, Catherine Mackey has not jet received any portion of the money; if he is aware who was the inspector in charge of this case; and whether the accounts in which this grant appears as being paid have been audited.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that by a clerical error the £200 in question was included in the column of the Return headed "stock" instead of appearing in the preceding column headed "buildings." All payments sanctioned for buildings on this estate have been made.