HC Deb 01 May 1890 vol 343 c1833

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland if his attention has been called to a Judgment of Mr. Commissioner M'Carthy in the Land Purchase Court last week, in which he strongly deprecated the destruction of ancient woods by landlords who have Sold their estates under Lord Ashbourne's Act; and if the Government will introduce any measure debarring landowners who sell under the Ashbourne Act from devastating the localities in which such properties are situated as referred to in the Judgment of the learned Commissioner?


The Government are fully alive to the importance of the subject. So far as their information goes the greatest part of the injury is due to the actions of the purchasers. The Government will gladly consider any practical suggestion which may be made for dealing with the question.

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