HC Deb 17 July 1916 vol 84 cc688-9W

asked the Home Secretary whether he will state the total quantity of land purchased and distributed in county Meath by the Estates Commissioners since the 1903 Act came into operation; the quantity they are at present negotiating for; the acreage purchased but not yet allotted; and when the latter will be distributed?


The Estates Commissioners have purchased 13,198 acres of untenanted land in county Meath. They have placed allottees in possession of 12,016 acres thereof, which have been divided into allotments, and the balance of the lands will be distributed when schemes of allotment have been prepared and approved, but the Commissioners are not at present in a position to say when the lands can be divided. In addition there are some 1,200 acres of untenanted land situate on estates in county Meath pending for sale before the Commissioners, but they will not be in a position to deal with these estates until reached in their order of priority.