HC Deb 07 September 1909 vol 10 cc1093-4

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if the right hon. Gentleman will state the amount of untenanted land in county Kilkenny, with the names of the owners and the localities situate; and whether he will be prepared to recommend the Estates Commissioners to acquire these lands with the object of dividing them between the landless men in the county and the owners of uneconomic holdings in the districts bordering on them?


As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the Return of Untenanted Lands in Ireland which was presented to Parliament in 1906. The Estates Commissioners have acquired 3,545 acres of untenanted land in county Kilkenny and proceedings are pending before them in respect of 807 acres.