HC Deb 15 March 1894 vol 22 c313
MR. M 'DERMOTT (Kilkenny, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that a number of tenants of Mr. Carbery's and Lady Saurin, in the County Kilkenny, signed agreements for the purchase of their holdings about four years ago; and whether he can state the reason why the purchase money has not yet been advanced by the Land Commission?


I am informed by the Land Commissioners that on the 8th October, 1891, 27 agreements were lodged on behalf of tenants on this estate for advances under the provisions of the Land Purchase Acts of 188.5 and 1888. Applications had at that time, however, been received largely in excess of the grant of £10,000,000 available under the Acts mentioned, and at the present date funds have not yet been released for the particular applications referred to, and consequently they cannot, so I am informed, yet be finally ruled on. It is possible, however, that funds may soon be available.