HC Deb 03 May 1904 vol 134 c255
MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that in the hearing of the case of the Colclough Estate before the Land Judge's Court, the Land Judge said that although the estate was put in Court for sale he had no power to sell it; and, if so, whether, seeing that this estate has been in Court for twenty years, during which no steps were taken to bring the matter to a sale until the tenants themselves applied to the receiver, steps will be taken to expedite its sale to the tenants.


A receiver was appointed over this estate by one of the Chancery Judges. The case only comes before the Land Judge because he is the Judge having jurisdiction over receivers. The Judge of the Chancery Division never ordered the estate to be sold, and it did not, therefore, come before the Land Judge for sale. The Land Judge has no power to sell the estate, nor did he ever say that the estate was in his Court for sale.