HC Deb 31 October 1912 vol 43 cc577-8W

asked what stages the Congested Districts Board have reached in their procedings for purchase of the Lord Norbury, Phibbs Irwin, in lunacy, and Foy estates, in the parish of Turlough, county Mayo?


The maps and documents necessary to enable a preliminary inspection to be made of the estate of Lord Norbury have been lodged with the Congested Districts Board, and a decision will be arrived at regarding purchase as soon as practicable. The Board have been in correspondence with the solicitor having carriage of the Phibbs Irwin estate and the owners of the Foy estates, but these estates have not, so far, been offered for sale through the Board.


asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that Patrick Boland applied at the last inquiry held into an improvement scheme in the Kilmallock rural district for an additional plot on the farm of Denis Healy, at Kilfinane, of sixty-five acres in extent; whether he is aware that Healy holds two other farms and no cottage on either of them; and can he explain therefore why Boland's application for an additional plot was thrown out?


The reason assigned by the inspector for not approving of the proposed taking of an additional half-acre for Patrick Boland was given in his "schedule of cases disallowed "as" necessity not established." The Local Government Board have no information as to the extent of the land which Healy holds, but it would appear that the particular farm from which the plot was proposed to be taken comprises thirty-eight Irish acres. It also appears that the applicant is an old age pensioner, having only one boy at home with him.


asked the Chief Secretary if the Estates Commissioners have acquired the untenanted land on the estate of Lord Massy at Castleconnell; if so, how soon will it be distributed; and has the matter been placed in the hands of an inspector?


The answer to the first paragraph of the question is in the negative. The lands referred to have been inspected and the Estates Commissioners will consider their inspector's report in due course.