HC Deb 23 March 1900 vol 81 cc194-5

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, as representing the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he is aware that the tenants of the Creagh Estate (County Cork) have applied to the Court of Chancery with a view to purchase their holdings; and whether the Court has been willing, since 1896 or 1897, to sell the estate; and, if so, what is the reason for the delay in the proceedings.


The hon. Member having been good enough to supply me privately with particulars respecting the estate referred to in the question, I have made further inquiries into the matter, and am informed that no petition for the sale of these lands has ever been presented to the Land Judge's Court. So far as I can ascertain, no order for sale has been made by any Court, and certainly none has been made by the Land Judge affecting the particular lands in question.