HC Deb 19 February 1917 vol 90 c988W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he had received a memorial is reference to the lands of Croghan Hill, King's County, signed by the representatives and clergymen of the district, praying that action be taken to make these lands, which have been purchased by the people, available for food production this year by restricting the veto of the landlord's agent; and whether he has taken any action in the matter?


I have received the memorial referred to by the hon. Member. I learn, however, that the Land Commission Court have decided, in pursuance of Section 1 (6) of the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881, that the grounds on which the landlord had refused to accept the proposed, purchasers as tenants are reasonable, and it is not in my power to take any action in the matter.