HC Deb 11 February 1908 vol 183 c1517
MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether any further steps have been taken by the Estates Commissioners towards purchasing the untenanted lands of Clonfin, in North Longford, for sub-division amongst the tenants of the surrounding congested districts.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I informed the hon. Member on 21st February, 1907, that the Estates Commissioners had been unable to discover what persons, if any, are entitled to sell the untenanted lands on the Thompson estate, Clonfin, which it is presumed are the lands referred to in the present Question. The Commissioners have not since succeeded in ascertaining the names of the persons who may be entitled to sell, but if the hon. Member is in a position to furnish them with the names they will make further inquiries in the matter.