HC Deb 20 May 1909 vol 5 c549

asked the Chief Secretary whether the Estates Commissioners have received agreements made between the tenants and landlord on the Goodall estate in county Roscommon; whether their attention has been directed to the fact that some of these agreements related to grass farms from which in years past tenants has been evicted and that a portion of the tenants on the estate had refused to sign agreements; whether the matter has yet come before the Commissioners for definition as to whether agreements relate to an estate, and, if so, with what result; and if he will state whether the landlord has initiated proceedings under section 11 for the sale of the grass lands and of these holdings, and against the tenants who refused to join in the direct sale?


The Estates Commissioners inform me that a portion of this property has been sold direct to the tenants under the Irish Land Act, 1903, and that the owner has instituted proceedings to sell to the Commissioners under section 6 of the Act the holdings of the tenants who did not agree to purchase and some untenanted land.