HC Deb 22 April 1909 vol 3 cc1788-9W

asked whether the Estates Commissioners have declined to proceed to acquire lands compulsorily under the Evicted Tenants Act of 1907 in some cases in which the owner has alleged that evicted holdings have been incorporated with his demesne or have acquired the character of a home farm; with regard to how many evicted holdings have the owners made such an allegation; what circumstances and what lapse of time are required to convert evicted farms; nto demesne lands or home farms; in how many cases of this kind have the Estates Commissioners refused to admit the alleged alteration of the character of the evicted lands; in how many cases have the owners appealed from such refusal; and what have been the decisions on such appeals?


As I have already informed the hon. Member, in reply to the question asked by him on the 5th instant, all cases of the kind referred to in the question are inquired into and decided by the Estates Commissioners, in accordance with the provisions of the Evicted Tenants Act. The Commissioners are not in a position to give the particulars asked for by the hon. Member.