HC Deb 05 February 1908 vol 183 c845

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have acquired, or taken steps to acquire, any untenanted lands in the county Fermanagh for the restoration of evicted tenants; if so, on what estates; and what is the area proposed to be acquired.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have purchased, or are negotiating for the purchase of, untenanted lands on the estates of the following gentlemen in county Fermanagh, viz.:—

  • J. Armstrong,
  • Richard Thompson,
  • John Maguire,
  • W. D. M. D. Irvine,
  • Charles G. Adamson,
  • W. Graham,
  • James M'Cullagh,
  • Philip Mulligan,
  • George Johnson,
  • E. F. Collum,
  • Thos. Noble.
These estates comprise some 1,200 acres of untenanted land, about 300 acres of which have already been purchased. The claims of evicted tenants are considered in allotting the lands purchased.