HC Deb 15 November 1917 vol 99 cc551-2

asked the VicePresident of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) how many acres of land Mr. W. P. Hanly, J.P., holds in each of the following townlands—namely, Annefield, Annesgrove, Cloneyross, The Hough (Clonaulty), and Lanespark, Thurles, county Tipperary; if Mr. Hanly complied with the Tillage Order in the past year; and, if not, what steps the Department intend to take regarding the default and to enforce the Order in respect of these lands during the coming year?


The Department of Agriculture do not consider it would be in the public interest to furnish details in individual cases unless the necessity for the enforcement of tillage has actually arisen. All proper steps will be taken by the Department to secure compliance with the requirements of the compulsory tillage provisions of the Defence of the Realm Regulations in cases of default.