HC Deb 13 November 1917 vol 99 c226
80. Mr. O' MALLEY

asked if the vacancy on the Congested Districts (Ireland) Board has yet been filled up; if not, will he see that a man with thorough knowledge of the condition and wants of the tenantry, and who will be in sympathy with them, is appointed; and if he will consider the desirability of filling the vacancy by the appointment of a man who in a special way would represent the tenants in Connemara, for whom the Board was in the first instance brought into existence?


The vacancy has not yet been filled. All relevant circumstances will be taken into account in making the appointment. I am unable to assent to the suggestion in the question that a member of the Congested Districts Board should be regarded as representing a separate area; but before making any recommendation I shall, of course, consider the case of Connemara.