§ Mr. CRUMLEY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that the Enniskillen Rural District Council have passed a resolution refusing to adopt a scheme under the tillage regulations by which small landholders and labourers could obtain seeds and manures on easy terms; and what steps the Department of Agriculture are taking to have the tillage regulations complied with in the district and to have facilities afforded to small landholders and labourers to procure seeds and manures in necessitous cases?
§ Mr. DUKE
I am informed that the Enniskillen Rural District Council have adopted a resolution to the effect stated in the question. I assume the reason to be that the Council consider that these persons are in a position to purchase sound seed in the local markets I am in communication with the Department of Agriculture on the subject.
Mr. D. WHITE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland what are the requirements, financial or otherwise, imposed on landholders in Ireland to plough a certain proportion of their grass land; and if he will cause a copy showing these requirements in detail to be placed in the Library?
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if the representatives of F. H. Lewin, Kilshanvy estate, Parish of Kilconly, county Galway, have applied for exemption from the legal limit of tillage; whether he is aware that the tenants, most of whose holdings are under £7 in valuation, have only been offered 10 to 12 acres of inferior quality land at £4 per Irish acre; and whether he Will take any action in the matter?
asked if the owner of the Lewin estate, Castlegrove, parish of Kilconly, county Galway, has applied for exemption from tillage; and, if so, what action has been taken or will be taken to compel the full legal limit of tillage being carried out on the property?
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he is aware that on the J. D. Blake estate, parish of Kilconly, county Galway, the owner has offered his tenants for tillage one of the worst fields on his property which they refused, seeing that he holds about 200 acres of grazing lands; whether the owner has applied for exemption from tillage; and whether he will be compelled to till the legal limit of land in his possession?