HC Deb 22 February 1904 vol 130 c572
MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state what are the position and duties of the Public Trustee under the Land Purchase Act; in what way are moneys realised by sale of lands and invested in his name secured for the beneficiaries; are the Government responsible for his integrity; is his sanction required in case trustees themselves desire to invest the proceeds of sale where the vendor is tenant for life; and whether in cases in which he acts as trustee of the purchase money can he invest the proceeds without the approval of the vendor.


If the hon. Member will refer to the 52nd Section of the Irish Land Act he will find most of hi3 Questions answered. Rules are being framed which, when approved of, will answer the others. These rules will be published when finally settled.


What were the previous qualifications of this Public Trustee?


I have answered that before. He had had extensive ex perience as a land agent.