HC Deb 23 September 1909 vol 11 c595

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Estates Commissioners have received during the last few years a number of letters and memorials from and on behalf of congests in Coole rural district, Westmeath, asking the Commissioners to purchase some of the untenanted and non-residential land in that district for relief of the congestion, and that the Commissioners have, so far as is known, inquired only regarding the Gradwell estate, three years ago, and none since; if he can say when inquiry will be made in the other cases brought under their notice or an inspector be sent to the district; and, in the latter case, will anyone, on behalf of the congests, be given notice in advance?


The Estates Commissioners are unable from the particulars given in the question to identify the lands referred to as pending for sale before them. If the hon. Member will state the names of the estates on which the lands are situate further inquiry will be made.