HC Deb 11 February 1908 vol 183 c1518

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what steps have been taken by the Estates Commissioners to acquire the Parker estate, at Janeville, near Tallow, county Waterford; what have been the causes of the delay in the matter; and what is the present position.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) In March, 1905, the Estates Commissioners issued to the Land Judge a request under Section 7 of the Act of 1903 in respect of the estate referred to in the Question. After the necessary documents had been lodged, the Commissioners had the estate inspected in October, 1906. The Commissioners then made an offer to the Land Judge, and, pending its reconsideration by them at the request of the Judge, the lands were let for grazing. On 31st ultimo the Commissioners sent in an amended offer which will in due course come before the Land Judge for consideration.