HC Deb 06 April 1905 vol 144 cc651-2

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that Mr. Henry T. Wright, Crown Solicitor for the county of Cork, after agreeing to sell to his tenants under the Land Act of 1903, refused to do so through the Estates Commissioners or the Congested Districts Board on the grounds that he would not be entitled to the bonus, he will say whether, in the event of sales direct to the Congested Districts Board or the Estates Commissioners, Mr. Wright would be entitled to the bonus.


No proceedings for the sale of this estate have come before the Commissioners. If the estate were sold through the Commissioners a bonus would be payable, but until the facts are before them the Commissioners cannot say whether the bonus would be added to the purchase money or paid to the vendor.