HC Deb 04 May 1922 vol 153 cc1532-3

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the Irish Land Commissioners are demanding from Mr. W. S. M'Neill payment of instalments of money due from him in respect of his farm in county Leitrim purchased by him under the Land Purchase Act; is he aware that Mr. M'Neill was forcibly driven from this farm by the Sinn Fein forces in 1920 and is now a refugee in England; that the farm was afterwards divided into lots and sold by auction; whether, under these circumstances, the Land Commissioners propose to press their claim; and what measures he proposes to take to enable Mr. M'Neill to assert his legal rights or, in default of this, to relieve him of his liability and compensate him for the money already paid by him to the Land Commission?


I shall be glad if the hon. Member will repeat this question, of which I only received notice yesterday, on Thursday of next week.

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