HC Deb 01 April 1895 vol 32 c591

On behalf of Mr. D. Sheehy, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether tenants who are not present tenants are entitled to receive advances from the Land Purchase Commission for the purchase of their holdings; and whether, in the case of a future tenant applying for such an advance, the landlord may, in order to enable him to obtain it, establish him as a present tenant, and thereby admit numbers of persons not qualified to take advantage of the Land Purchase Acts to the prejudice of those for whose benefit the Act was passed?


Any tenant in occupation of a holding under a contract of tenancy may enter into an agreement to purchase his holding under the Land Purchase Acts. No question, therefore, arises as to whether the applicant is a leaseholder or a "present" or "future" tenant.