HC Deb 18 May 1908 vol 188 c1630

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the turbary on the Orkney estate, County Tipperary, has been vested in the Estates Commissioners for distribution amongst the tenants and the labourers on or in the neighbourhood of the estate; if not, will the Commissioners take steps to acquire this turbary in the interests of the whole people; have tenancies been created in any portion of the turbary since the sale was set on foot; and can he state what has become of the gamekeeper's residence on the estate.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The vendor in this case has offered 464 acres of bog land for sale to the Estates Commissioners, who have directed an inspection to be made with a view to considering the offer. The Commissioners have no information upon the last two parts of the Question, but these matters will be inquired into by the inspector in due course.