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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 8 May 1969

Vol. 240 No. 6

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Roscommon Estates.


asked the Minister for Lands the amount of land being held for division in County Roscommon; the names of the estates; and when it is intended to have same divided.

The area of arable land on hands of the Land Commission in County Roscommon at 31st March last was 7,000 acres, approximately. This acreage comprises almost 200 properties many of which are of modest size and include lands surrendered by migrants and small residues of partly allotted estates. The Deputy will appreciate that the listing of details of each of these properties would entail a disproportionate expenditure of time and labour which would not be warranted. Moreover, as regards lands in the possession of the Land Commission for distribution, the position is subject to constant fluctuation depending on progress in intake and allotment —and the extensive information sought, even if staff were to be diverted specially to extract it, would be out of date within a short time.

If the Deputy is concerned about a particular estate or group of estates and communicates with the Land Commission the relevant details will be supplied to him.