HC Deb 30 March 1900 vol 81 c816

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in the case of a holding purchased under the Land Purchase Acts situate in the County Cork, the Land Commission have recently permitted the tenant purchaser to permanently sublet the whole holding at a substantial rent as an ordinary agricultural holding, thereby recreating the relation of landlord and tenancy in the holding; whether the Land Commission intend as a general practice to waive the prohibition of sub-letting in the case of holdings purchased under the Land Purchase Acts, and to permit the purchasers at their pleasure to become landlord; what the reasons for allowing sub-letting in this particular case were; and whether the person to whom this holding was sub-let will himself be entitled to purchase the holding under the Land Purchase Acts.


This question does not contain sufficient information to enable the Land Commissioners to identify the particular case to which reference is made. If the hon. Member will furnish me with the name of the tenant purchaser and the townland in which the holding is situate I will call for a further Report in the matter.