HC Deb 18 December 1908 vol 198 cc2242-3

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners are buying or have bought the lands of Mr. S. E. Collis, Shanaway, East Tarmons, North Kerry; and whether he is aware that the Listowel Rural District Council have unanimously passed a resolution praying that the said lands, when bought, should be divided amongst the small holders of the district, which is congested.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have published a notice in the Dublin Gazette with a view to the compulsory acquisition of these lands under the Evicted Tenants Acts, and intend to use the lands, if acquired, for the purposes of that Act.