§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Kerry, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if the provisions relating to land purchase of the Irish Land Bill now before Parliament will apply in the case of pending sales where agreements have been lodged with the Land Commission prior to the passing of this Bill?
§ * MR. GERALD BALFOUR
Clauses 18, 21, 22, and 23 are intended to apply in pending cases. The applicability of Clauses 25 to 29 is questionable, but it is intended to remove all doubts on the matter at a future stage of the Bill.