§ (4.0.) MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1256 whether security, in the shape of promissory notes, or otherwise, has been at any time required or taken by the Land Commissioners from persons other than the purchasing occupiers in sales under the Land Purchase (Ireland) Acts, 1885 to 1888; and, if so, in how many iustances has such outside security been required, and what is the legal authority for it?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
The Land Commissioners report that in carrying out sales of estates to tenants they meet with exceptional cases in which, while they do not feel justified in refusing to sanction the sale of a particular holding, they deem it prudent to receive supplemental securities. Such supplemental securities have been given by the landlord in 61 cases, and on behalf of the tenant in 14 cases. The Commissioners' legal authority is the right possessed by every mortgagee to accept supplementary securities, if offered.