HC Deb 05 May 1911 vol 25 cc809-10W

asked the Chief Secretary whether the Estates Commissioners, having purchased the lands of Ballinleg, Carrigeens, Tobberreose, and Knockdrumdonnell, on the Waithman estate, county Roscommon, under Section 6, are taking action to have the small holdings on this estate enlarged and improved and of providing turbary for the tenants; whether the Commissioners intend improving the condition of the by-roads on this estate; if they are giving a free grant for that purpose; and if he will urge on the Commissioners the necessity of improving this estate or of handing it over to the Congested Districts Board to be dealt with by them in view of the number of small and uneconomic holdings and the condition of the by-roads?


This estate has only recently been purchased by the Estates Commissioners. They propose to carry out a scheme for the rearrangement and improvement of the estate before the lands are vested in the purchasing tenants, and when it is being dealt with by the Commissioners the matters referred to in the question will be duly considered.