HC Deb 29 April 1903 vol 121 c794

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if any provision is made in the coming Irish Land Bill for such estates as that of the Marquis of Ely in county Fermanagh, now in the English Court of Chancery; and, if not, will he take steps to provide that such is provided in the Bill.


I am not acquainted with the circumstances of the Ely estate, but if, in the case of estates which are being administered by, or are under the control of, the English Court of Chancery, there be any persons who come within the description in Clause 15 of the Bill, there would appear to be nothing to prevent a sale being carried out by such persons with the consent of the Court of Chancery.

MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that negotiations are going on for the sale of this estate and the question is shall it be carried out under the new Act or under the existing law?


It may be so, but the consent of the Court will have to be obtained, of course.