HC Deb 03 March 1904 vol 131 c77

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a copy of a resolution passed by the Donegal County Council on the 19th ultimo urging that, inasmuch as the county councils may be liable to the Government for any default made by purchasers under the Land Act of 1903 in payment of annuities, the county councils should be empowered, in the absence of any inspection by the Land Commission, to intervene in all sales advertised between landlords and tenants in order to safeguard the ratepayers from being liable for the default of purchasers; and, if so, will he date what has been his reply thereto, and what steps, if any, does he propose to take by way of amendment to the Land Act of 1903 or otherwise to secure the ratepayers from liability for default in payment of such annuities.


The resolution was received and acknowledged. It calls for no further action.