§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked the Chief Secretary whether he will furnish a copy of the deed of trust signed by the trustees for Moorestown lands on behalf of the town tenants of Kilfinane; can he state who recommended these trustees to the Estates Commissioners, and what security each of them has given for the due and effective discharge of his trust; have the conditions of the trust been so far equitably carried out; and if there be a breach of it, in whose hands will the remedy lie?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
A copy of the form of undertaking signed by the trustees referred to, can be obtained at the office of the Land Commission by any interested party on compliance with the usual conditions. The trustees were appointed by the Estates Commissioners after due inquiry and consideration in the exercise of the discretion vested in them. The scheme will be prepared under Sections 4 and 20 of the Irish Land Act 1903, and will contain the statutory provisions for the appointment of new trustees if 843W necessary, and for an appeal to the Lord Lieutenant by any person aggrieved by any action or omission of any trustee in carrying the scheme into effect, and for enabling the Lord Lieutenant on the hearing of any such appeal to make such order as may appear to him just.
§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked whether the son of Mrs. Ellen Galvin, Baurnecourt, stated to be an evicted tenant, is now restored to the holding formerly occupied by his family; if so, why has his mother been allotted sixty acres of the lands of Moorestown, Kilfinane, thus depriving the poorer inhabitant occupiers of the town of Kilfinane of small allotments; have the thirty acres given to trustees for the Kilfinane town tenants been subdivided into thirty plots and allocated to certain tenants; will any provision be made for the forty remaining landless householders of the town; has a plot of land been given to an ex-sergeant of the Royal Irish Constabulary named John Caughlan, and another plot to a man named Thomas Roche, who is now disposing by auction of land already in his possession: and have two more plots been given to shopkeepers well able to purchase land if they need it, whilst deserving labourers and artisans are kept out of any portion of this land?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that Mrs. Galvin's son has not been allotted any land on the Moorestown (Little) Estate, county Limerick, but Mrs. Galvin, who is the widow and representative of an evicted tenant, has been allotted a holding on this estate. The Commissioners are not aware that her son has been restored to his parents' original holding. A scheme for the user of the thirty acres referred to has not yet been framed. The Commissioners cannot trace the names of John Coughlan or Thomas Roche amongst the allottees in the division of this estate.