HC Deb 05 July 1904 vol 137 cc654-5

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can now state if the tenant purchasers under Acts previous to 1903, in the neighbourhood of the Comyn Kenny Estate, county Galway, which has been purchased recently by the Congested Districts Board, may have their uneconomic holdings increased without requiring them to resell their purchased holdings to the Congested Districts Board.

† See (4) Debates, cxxxiv., 288.


The tenant purchaser is not bound to resell his holding. The outstanding balance of the loan already made must be consolidated with the new advance and a new annuity becomes payable in respect of the enlarged holding, which is thenceforth treated as one holding. Some administrative difficulties exist when the advances are made under different statutes. These are under consideration.

In reply to a further Question by Mr. KILBRIDE,


said that when an addition was made to a holding which had been purchased the two were merged into one holding and the instalments were consolidated; but, where the first holding was purchased under a former Act and the addition under the present Act, there were technical difficulties for which he hoped a solution would be found.