HC Deb 06 June 1904 vol 135 c801

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the names of those landlords in county Down who have agreed to sell out under the Land Act, the number of tenants in each case, and the total numbers of landlords and of tenants in the county.


I have no information as to the number of landlords or tenants in any particular county. I am not prepared—as at present advised—to call for further information than is contained in the Return on the Working of Land Purchase now in hon. Members' hands. The compilation of that Return imposed a serious tax on the Estates Commissioners' staff, whose time is more than occupied by the volume of work now coming into their Department.