Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Lattin East Lands (Tipperary).

asked the Minister for Lands and Fisheries if he will state (a) the total acreage (statute) held by Nicholas Green at Lattin East and Ballinagleragh, in the parish of Lattin, Barony of Clanwilliam, Co. Tipperary, the tenure by which it is held and from whom, and the present rent per statute acre; (b) whether any proceedings have been taken under any of the various Land Acts to return the occupier as tenant to the Irish Land Commission; and, if so, under what Act; and (c) the grounds on which Mr. N.J. Green's objection to the acquisition for division of the lands of Lattin East was upheld by the Commissioners.

The following holdings are held by Mr. N.J. Grene at Lattin East and Ballynagleragh:

Townland, Ballynagleragh; area, 143a. 2r. 0p.; tenure, Judicial; rent per acre, £1 1s. 6d.

Townland, Ballynagleragh (Lattin East); area, 194a. 2r. 16p. and 205a. 0r. 13p.; tenure, held under lease dated 14 Dec., 1927, for three lives and 37 years; rent per acre, 19s. 10d.

These lands are held by Nicholas J. Grene as a tenant from Captain Charles Moore of Mooresfort, Tipperary, who has lodged particulars of these holdings under the provisions of Section 40 of the Land Act, 1923. Proceedings were instituted under the provisions of the Land Act, 1923. for the acquisition by the Land Commission of the lands comprised in the second of these holdings and these lands were published in a provisional list of untenanted lands which, if not excluded in consequence of a valid objection, would become vested in the Land Commission on the appointed out. Mr. Grene objected to the acquisition of these lands by the Land Commission and on the evidence produced the Court allowed his objection as regards the lands of Lattin East and disallowed it as regards the lands of Ballynagleragh. In default of agreement, the price of the lands of Ballynagleragh was fixed and published in accordance with the Act, and on appeal by the owner on the question of price to the Judicial Commissioner it transpired that these lands and the lands of Lattin East were tenanted lands within the meaning of the Land Act, 1923. The lands are now being dealt with as tenanted lands and the proceedings as regards them are being expedited as much as possible.

When is it intended to divide the Ballinagleragh lands?

Steps are being taken to acquire all these lands on the resumption basis.