HC Deb 11 May 1908 vol 188 c702

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if, when an estate is being sold under the Land Act of 1903, the Estates Commissioners are bound to see that there is sufficient accommodation for the labourers on that estate; and, if so, will the Estates Commissioners make inquiries with a view to giving John Keating, who was evicted by a middleman named Gahan, a purchasing tenant on the Ely estate, a house and an acre of land on Gahan's farm, as provided for by the Labourers Acts.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) When the estate referred to reaches its turn to be inspected the Estates Commissioners will, in accordance with the provisions of Section 96 of the Irish Land Act, 1903, as amended by the Labourers Act of 1906, cause inquiries to be made as to the necessity for accommodation for labourers on the estate, and if of opinion that such accommodation is needed they will make the necessary representation to the Local Government Board.