HC Deb 06 July 1904 vol 137 c802
MR. O'SHEE (Waterford, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, in the case of lands acquired in fee under the Labourers (Ireland) Act, the Local Government Board issued a circular or letter to rural sanitary authorities, calling their attention to the desirability of having the title to the plots registered under the Local Registration of Title (Ireland) Act, 1891; and whether, seeing that the average cost of registering the title to each plot is between £5 and £6, he will consider legislation with a view to providing for free registration of the title to these plots as of holdings purchased under the Land Purchase Acts.


I have ascertained that no circular of the character mentioned has been issued by the Local Government Board, the Land Commission, or the Registrar of Titles. The maximum fees payable in the Registry of Titles in respect of any such registration as that referred to amount to 13s. only.