HC Deb 28 July 1908 vol 193 c1186

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners wrote to an evicted tenant named Edward Gillmore, of Brockagh, Dromard, County Sligo, on 17th January last, informing him that he had been noted as a person whom the Commissioners deemed suitable to be provided with a new holding in place of the holding, from which he had been evicted on the estate of Mrs. Ramsay, Ballintogher, County Sligo, and which is occupied by a planter; and can he state what steps have been taken to provide Gillmore with a holding, and with what result.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners wrote the letter of 17th January referred to in the Question, but they have since further considered the matter and have decided to take no action. The applicant lives with his mother on a holding of about twelve acres.