HC Deb 06 July 1911 vol 27 cc1314-5

The following appeared on the Order Paper:—


To ask the Chief Secretary whether the Estates Commissioners had received an application from Myles Byrne, son of Laurence Byrne, for reinstatement in his father's holding on the estate of the Earl of Meath, in the county of Wicklow, and whether this application has been refused; and why was it so refused, as it was entirely in order and the case was a bond fide case of eviction?"


Can a Gentleman who is not a Member of this House put a question. This Gentleman has accepted an office of profit with the Chiltern Hundreds?


asked whether the Estates Commissioners intend to take any steps to reinstate Mr. James Sheehy, of Buncurrig, Ballyheigue, in his farm at Ballygoughlan, Glin, county Limerick, which his father purchased in the year 1877 for £3,000; and whether the present occupant of the said farm, Mr. Lenehan, is willing to give up possession of the said farm on getting compensation?


The holding to which James Sheehy seeks reinstatement is in the occupation of a tenant who acquired it from the assignees in bankruptcy of Sheehy's father and has since purchased it under the Land Purchase Acts. The Estates Commissioners, after inquiry and consideration, decided to take no action in the matter of Sheehy's application for reinstatement.


Will the right hon, and learned Gentleman make representations to the Estates Commissioners and ask them to deal with the case and give this man another farm, as the farm which was occupied by his father is no longer available?


I do not think that arises out of the question on the Paper. The question was confined to the farm which it appears has been sold under the Land Purchase Acts to the present holder.