HC Deb 03 April 1905 vol 144 c139

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the total amount of the proceeds of the sale of the Leinster Estate under the Purchase Act of 1903; when was the sale completed, and at what time did the Treasury pay over the cash to the trustees of the Leinster property; how much of this sum has been invested under the direction of or with the assent of the Public Trustee; and what are the securities in which the moneys have been invested, with the date of the investment.


Advances have been made, amounting to £674,526. The cash lodgments by tenants amounted to £5,235, making a total sum of £679,761. The sales were completed and the purchase moneys paid into the Bank of Ireland in April and May, 1904, and the funds were distributed in June and July. No portion of the purchase moneys was paid over to the Public Trustee, nor was any application made to him with regard to the investments which may have been made by the trustees of the estate.