HC Deb 12 May 1908 vol 188 c938
MR. REDDY (King's County, Birr)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what steps the Estates Commissioners have taken to reinstate Mr. Rody Dooley, of Broughal, Kilcormac, King's County, whose farm is in possession of the landlord, Mr. C. J. Banon, up to the present time.


The Estates Commissioners have made an offer to purchase Dooley's former holding, but the landlord is not prepared to sell. The Commissioners are considering the question of providing Dooley with a holding on another estate in the same county, for the purchase of which they are negotiating.


Have not the Commissioners power to take the holding compulsorily?


They are using their discretion in the matter.