HC Deb 23 June 1896 vol 41 cc1675-6
MR. JAMES DALY (Monaghan, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if he is aware that the Irish Land Commission at Castleblaney Quarter Sessions held recently got a decree against Pat M'Ginn, Corryagan, who sold his farm by public auction in January last, but that owing to the deed of his farm being with the Irish Land Commission the sale fell through: whether he is aware that M'Ginn applied to the Irish Land Commission for return of deed, and that Mr. Bailie, Crown Solicitor, directed the auctioneer in this case to return the purchaser of M'Ginn's farm his money, as M'Ginn was not in a position to complete sale in absence of deed; whether he can state when the deed will be returned to M'Ginn; and, whether he will direct the Irish Land Commission to stay further proceedings against M'Ginn until he gets deed of his farm and enable him to sell?


As explained in reply to the hon. Member's previous inquiries of the 11th inst. the Question is put under a misapprehension as to the effect of registration of title pursuant to the compulsory provisions of the Local Registration of Title Act. M'Ginn's title having been registered pursuant to the provisions of that Act, the copy deed cannot be returned to him, and there should be no difficulty in his transferring his interest in his farm by transfer to be entered in the Local Registration of Title Office, at which office all particulars of his title can be obtained. I have no information regarding the alleged action of the Crown Solicitor but am making inquiry.