HC Deb 03 March 1910 vol 14 c963
Mr. CULLINAN (for Mr. Duffy)

asked whether the estate of Captain Burke and others, of Kilmeen, Loughrea, was purchased some time ago by the Estates Commissioners; what quantity of the untenanted land was acquired; and when do the Estates Commissioners intend to prepare a scheme of allotment in connection with this estate?


The Estates Commissioners have not purchased this property. There were preliminary negotiations between the owner and the Commissioners, but formal proceedings for sale were not instituted until October, 1908, and, having regard to its place on the priority list, the property cannot yet be dealt with. It includes some 390 acres of untenanted land, and under the Act of last Session the consent of the Congested Districts Board will have to be obtained before the Commissioners can purchase. The hon. Member's inquiry as to a scheme of allotment is therefore premature.