HC Deb 07 March 1910 vol 14 c1290W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that the Wexford District Council are at present working a scheme for giving an additional half-acre to the agricultural labourer; can he say how many additional half-acres are being given; and whether the land was voluntarily or taken compulsorily?


The Wexford Rural District Council propose to acquire, by agreement with the persons interested, 144 half acres to be added to the like number of half-acre plots already provided, so as to bring the allotment in each case up to the maximum of a statute acre allowed by the Labourers Acts. No scheme has been submitted to the Board, and the council, who are apparently proceeding under Section 2 of the Act of 1906, are at present negotiating with the parties as to the terms of purchase in cases where these persons are disposed to give the plots voluntarily.