§ 76. Mr. BOLAND
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the necessary maps and documents in connection with the purchase of the E. J. Sugrue estate, Ballinskelligs, have yet been furnished to the Congested Districts Board; and, if not, will further steps he taken to complete the purchase negotiations?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
The maps and documents in connection with this estate have not so far been lodged, but the Congested Districts Board have recently been informed by the owner's solicitor that it is proposed to prepare and lodge the necessary documents.
§ 78. Mr. O'DONNELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Congested Districts Board, which has taken over the Rae estate, Keel, county Kerry, will immediately inquire into the losses which the tenants have suffered during the past six years owing to neglect on the part of the landlord to keep the sea banks in repair, as he was bound to do; and whether immediate steps will be taken to have those men compensated who had their lands or cattle injured by this neglect?
§ Mr BIRRELL
The Congested Districts Board do not propose to inquire into the losses caused to the tenants on this estate during the past six years by the breaches in the embankment, and they cannot take steps to compel the owner to compensate the tenants for any loss that has occurred. The matter is entirely one between the former owners and the tenants.
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Congested Districts Board made an offer for the purchase of 930 the estate of Mr. James Foy which has recently been accepted. The Board's offer for the purchase of the estate of Mr. Mark Foy has not been accepted.
§ 84. Mr. DORIS
asked whether the Congested Districts Board intend to distribute amongst the occupiers of uneconomic holdings in the district the large tracts of land now held as eleven months' tenants by Mr. James Cowan and Mr. Richard Sweeney in Knockrow and Burriell, county Mayo, on the estate purchased from Lord Clanmorris; and whether these lands, comprising about 700 acres, are required for the relief of congestion in the district?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The lands referred to are not included in the estate of Lord Clanmorris purchased by the Congested Districts Board.