HC Deb 11 May 1908 vol 188 cc699-700

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say why it is that James Reardon, of Blossom Hill, Rathkeale, evicted tenant on the estate of General Lloyd, did not get the grant he was promised by the inspector of the Estates Commissioners to enable him to work his little holding, in which he has been reinstated; and will the Commissioners see to his case without delay.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The question whether the Estates Commissioners will make a grant in such case as is referred to in the Question is one entirely for the Commissioners themselves. An inspector has no power to promise a grant. The Commissioners have received from Reardon an application for a free grant, and will consider it when they have received the inspector's report upon it.