§ MR. FETHERSTONHAUGH (Fermanagh, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state the total area of the turbary on the King-Harman estate, County Roscommon, vested in trustees for the benefit of the tenants, and what is the area of bog on the holding of G. Acheson, who was decided by the Court of Appeal to be entitled to the exclusive right to turbary on the holding sold to him by the Estates Commissioners, to the exclusion of some persons who had previously cut turf thereon under annual permits from the landlord; and what was the average number of the persons allowed to cut on the bog on Acheson's farm.
§ MR. BIRRELL
With regard to the turbary on this estate, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I have just given to a Question asked by the hon. Member for North Roscommon. The area of bogs vested in trustees for the benefit of the tenant purchasers is 1,308 acres. George Acheson's holding comprises 163 acres, and includes a considerable area of heather-covered bog. The Estates Commissioners understand that the vendor formerly licensed about forty persons to take turf from Acheson's bog, about one-third of these persons being tenants on the King-Harman estate.