HC Deb 10 February 1904 vol 129 cc1330-1
MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to the proposed scheme of division and sale of a grass farm in the parishes of Laurence-town and Killimer, county Galway, on the property of M. G. Comyn Kenny; whether he is aware that placards or circulars have been posted or distributed in the district announcing that the landlord is about to mark out the bounds as far as possible to suit the requirements of the people; that it is proposed to put up to competition the several divisions, a fine to be paid in each case preliminary to acceptance as tenant, and their sale to be affected under the Land Purchase Act of last year; and whether, seeing that it is stated in the placard or circular that the Estates Commissioners can advance sufficient money to the purchasers to build dwelling-houses and execute improvements on these projected buildings, he will state if a correspondence in connection with this proposed scheme has taken place between Mr. Kenny and the Estates Commissioners, and whether their sanction has been obtained.


The Commisioners have no knowledge of the matters mentioned in the Question. No correspondence has taken place with them on the subject.