HC Deb 15 May 1908 vol 188 c1438

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state whether the Estates Commissioners have had further communication with the owner of the Bruce-Nason estate, County Cork, respecting the case of Hugh Cunningham; and with what result so far.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) In March, 1907, the Estates Commissioners intimated to the owner the amount they were prepared to advance for the purchase of the holding in question, but the owner refused the offer. According to the Commissioners' information Cunningham was not evicted, and the Commissioners therefore do not propose to take any further action in the matter at present; but will again consider the case if the estate should be sold under the Act of 1903.