HC Deb 10 July 1903 vol 125 cc310-1

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether any steps will be taken to prevent the taking of farms on the Cusack Estate, County Longford, pending the completion of the arrangements for sale to the tenants; whether he is aware that efforts are being made to settle planters on this property to the exclusion of the native owners; and, if so, will he represent to the receiver the necessity of not completing any of these lettings till the present Land Bill is passed into law.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The receiver has no power to complete any lettings. These can only be made by the Land Judge to such persons and upon such terms as shall appear to him to be most advantageous to the persons interested in the estate.