HC Deb 19 February 1917 vol 90 c990W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that, in allocating the untenanted land on the Stewart estate, county Donegal, one of the successful applicants is an ex-policeman who already held eleven acres of land and has sub-let a portion of his new holding, and that almost all the other successful applicants are persons without means: of farming or labouring the land; and what means have the Commissioners taken to ensure that these persons will be able to till their holdings and so add to the available food stocks of the country?


An ex-policeman is the occupier of a small farm on the property. The Estates Commissioners have no information as regards the allegation that he has sub-let portion of his allotment. The allottees comprise the former herd, six occupiers of small holdings, and the son of the occupier of a small farm on the property. The latter is a wounded soldier, who has been discharged on pension from the Army, and his relatives will assist in the working of his land.

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