HC Deb 04 March 1908 vol 185 c698

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners, before finally deciding on the application of James Gore to be reinstated in his former holding, will submit to him, or to someone authorised to act on his behalf, the map showing the division which they propose to give him, and the boundaries of the other divisions into which they propose to cut his farm. I beg also to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in the case of James Gore, an evicted tenant on the estate of R. B. Balfour, representations have been made to the Estates Commissioners by representative and influential men in the district where the farm is situate that Gore should get the whole of his former farm; whether he is aware that public feeling in the locality is unanimously in favour of Gore getting at least his former residence and the land of best quality on the farm; and if the Commissioners will take into account the desirability of effecting a settlement that will leave no soreness behind.


Before finally allotting the untenanted land on Mr. R. B. Balfour's estate, the Estates Commissioners will direct their inspector to attend with the map of the land and show to James Gore or anyone authorised to act for him the allotment which it is proposed to give him. The Commissioners have received representations that Gore shall be allotted the whole of the land, namely, 200 acres, formerly occupied by him, but they do not think it advisable to give him so much land. They propose to give him either his former residence and an allotment of land adjoining it, or another allotment with assistance to build a house, whichever he may prefer.