HC Deb 27 June 1910 vol 18 cc803-4W

asked the Chief Secretary on what grounds Thomas Sheehan, Thomas Ryan, and William O'Brien were refused acre allotments, under the Labourers Acts, on the lands of Basil Roche Kelly, at Rockstown and Friars-town, Ballybricken, county Limerick, in the Limerick (No. 1) District; and, in view of the fact that six other applicants have been granted acre plots on the same land with the consent of Mr. Roche Kelly, will Mr. M'Cafferty, the inspector who held the inquiry, give an explanation as to why the above-named parties did not get the free acre, especially when the owner was anxious they should get it?


According to the Minutes of Evidence taken at the local inquiry held into the improvement scheme it would appear that it was agreed at the inquiry on behalf of the owner and of the district council that only half-acre plots should be acquired in these three cases. In these circumstances the latter portion of the hon. Member's question does not appear to arise; but, in any event, Mr. McCaffrey, the temporary inspector, who held the inquiry, is not now in the service of the Board.