HC Deb 07 August 1905 vol 151 cc385-6
MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state when he proposes to give effect to the Report of the Trinity College Commission; whether he is aware that middlemen who hold under Trinity College for a period less than sixty years cannot sell to the tenants, although they are willing to do so; and what action the Government intend to take.


This Report, as I have already stated, raises a number of very difficult and complicated questions, including the case of middlemen who hold under leases for an unexpired period of less than sixty years. These are receiving the careful consideration of the Government. I am not yet in a position to state the indentions of the Government in the matter.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the middlemen are willing to sell and the tenants to buy? Cannot something be done to enable the agreement to be carried out?

[No Answer was returned.]