HC Deb 12 July 1904 vol 137 cc1363-4
MR. SHEEHY (Meath, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will say what reply the Estates Commissioners have received to the request made to the Land Judge's Court on behalf of the tenants on the Westropp Estate, county Clare; and whether the property is to be sold in compliance with the request.


On receipt of the request, the Land Judge wrote to the Estates Commissioners reminding them that offers for purchase had been previously made to the tenants under the 40th Section of the Act of 1896, and refused by the majority of the tenants. The Land Judge also pointed out that at the time of the consideration of the Land Commission report upon which these offers were based, the tenants had the fullest opportunity of being heard, and the prices named were most carefully considered by the Land Judge. In these circumstances, the Judge did not deem it expedient at present that proceedings should be taken under the 7th Section of the Act of 1903.


Can the right hon. Gentleman state what offer was made to the tenants by the Land Judge?


No, Sir.

In reply to a further Question Mr. WYNDHAM said the matter was one which deserved and should have his careful attention.