HC Deb 02 May 1904 vol 134 c120
MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether he can state the nature of the procedure to be adopted in the case of encumbered estates proposed to be sold to the Estates Commissioners under the Land Act of 1903; and will he explain whether the responsibility of inspecting such estates and ascertaining their true value rests with the Estates Commissioners or the Land Judge's Court.


The procedure is prescribed by the 7th Section of the Act of 1903 and Rule 25 of the Provisional Rules issued by the Estates Commissioners in October last. It is the duty of the Commissioners to cause an inspection of the estate to be carried out, to make an offer, and to make an estimate of the price at which they propose to purchase, but it is for the Land Judge to accept the offer, subject to the provisions contained in the Act and Rules.

MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

And what will happen if the offer is not accepted?


The whole procedure is provided for in the statute.