HC Deb 01 April 1903 vol 120 cc783-4
MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the proposals in the new Land Bill to secure the reversion of untenanted lands to descendants of former owners, the Government will take steps to prevent sales of large blocks of the Cusack (County Longford) Estate to individuals who propose to deal in these lands subsequently as owners in fee; and whether he will so arrange the date in the Bill as to prevent such transactions.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) I cannot introduce legislation to prohibit sales under the existing law. Under the Bill advances for the purchase of holdings the tenancies in which were created since the 1st March, are limited to, £500 with a power, in exceptional cases, to extend that limit to £1,000.