HC Deb 09 May 1904 vol 134 c763
MR. SHEEHY (Meath, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland when a future tenant pays what he considers an exorbitant rent, and also joins in an agreement to purchase his holding, doing both under protest and under pressure of a writ for arrears, and therefore not voluntarily, and the tenant wants the holding to be impartially valued, will the Land Commissioners sanction such a sale and the payment of a bonus to the landlord in respect of it without getting the holding valued.


The holding of a future tenant sold under the Act of 1903 comes within the provisions of Sub-section 2 of Section 1 of that Act under which an advance can only be made if the Commissioners are satisfied with the security and consider that the agreed price is equitable.

MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

Then what remedy has the future tenant if he cannot obtain his land at a fair price?


The position has not worsened since my statement last year.