HC Deb 29 June 1899 vol 73 cc997-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ire- land can he state the cause of the delay in completing the sale of the Nugent Estate (Donore, County Westmeath) to the tenants, the final notices having been issued by the Court of Chancery on 17th January, 1896.


The question of applying to this estate the provisions of Section 40 of the Land Act, 1896, was before the Land Judge in March last, and on the application of the parties interested the matter was allowed to stand with a view of enabling negotiations to be entered into with the tenants for the sale to them of their holdings by agreement, and apart from the provisions of this section. It appears that, so far, the tenants have not shown any strong desire to become purchasers.