HC Deb 28 July 1910 vol 19 cc2327-8

asked whether the Congested Districts Board have yet come to any decision upon the appeals made on behalf of James Lavelle, of Ardoley, Westport, county Mayo, labourer and quarryman, whose residence adjoins the Ardoley farm, recently acquired by the Board; whether he is aware that Lavelle's principal means of livelihood have hitherto been acquired by labour in a quarry which belongs to this farm; and whether, having regard to the fact that through the operations of the Board he has been deprived of his means of living, and that he has an aged mother and young family depending entirely upon him, the Board will assign a portion of this farm to him as a purchasing tenant?


The Congested Districts Board inform me that, notwithstanding an injunction which has been obtained against him, Lavelle persists in trespassing upon a quarry on the farm referred to. The Board are prepared to allow him to work portion of the quarry, but they will not do so while the land near his house remains undisposed of.