HC Deb 27 March 1905 vol 143 cc1206-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the delay that has taken place in the sale and purchase of the Goff Estate, in the county of Roscommon; whether he is aware that an originating statement with duly signed agreements to purchase was lodged in this case so far back as the 31st May last and inspection made so far back as July; and † See page 461. ‡ See page 1081. that last autumn the Estates Commissioners were informed that a grass farm on the estate had been surrendered, and that it had been agreed to sell it for the purpose of division amongst the adjoining small holders, and that an inspection of this holding was delayed till about five weeks ago, since which nothing has been done, though repeated applications to close the sale of the estate, to which no answer of any kind has been given, have been made by those representing the owners; and, if so, will he say how much longer is this transaction to be kept open.


There has been delay, but it was unavoidable. The Commissioners anticipate that they will shortly be able to make an offer in the case of this estate, and thus bring the matter to a conclusion.