HC Deb 06 March 1913 vol 49 cc12-3

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the lands of Pottle, Lossett, county Cavan, containing some 88 statute acres, have been inspected by the Estates Commissioners with a view to purchase; what, if any, offer was made to the owner; will he state how many evicted tenants remain to be dealt with in county Cavan, stating the probable date of their reinstatement; and whether a genuine effort will be made to get this work done before the spring is over?


As regards the first and second paragraphs of the question, the hon. Member is referred to the reply given to his question on this subject on the 20th March, 1912. Up to the present 103 county Cavan evicted tenants have been reinstated in their former holdings or provided with other holdings, and there are now only seven cases outstanding. These cases will be further inquired into by the Estates Commissioners in connection with the distribution of such untenanted land as the Commissioners may acquire, but they are unable at present to say when holdings may be allotted to these tenants.


Will the hon. Gentleman tell the when they will be able to give me some information as to this matter and will he ask the Estates Commissioners, to proceed with the reinstatement without further delay?


I will represent what my hon. Friend says to the Chief Secretary.