HC Deb 19 May 1892 vol 4 c1292

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether he is aware that on purchasers under the Land Purchase Acts applying to the Clerk of the Crown and Peace for the registration of their holdings under the Local Registration of Title (Ireland) Act, 1891, they receive in some cases a notification that they must employ a solicitor to make the application; whether it was the intention of the framers of that Act that any costs should be incurred by owners in connection with first compulsory registration; whether the Rules made under the Act fix a scale of costs by which the solicitor's fee in the simplest cases is to be £2 2s., being more than the annual payment made to the Land Commission by many cottier purchasers; and whether he will consider the possibility of prescribing a simple form of application for those cases where there has been no change of ownership since the vesting orders were made by the Land Commission, and directing the Clerks of the Crown to supply such forms to intending applicants free of charge?


I have not yet received a Report on the subject; but I am making the necessary inquiries.