HC Deb 11 May 1905 vol 146 c56
MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have negotiated for the sale to them of the interests of farmers with leases or judicial tenancies whose rents exceed £200, with the view to the division of their farms amongst tenants in possession of uneconomic holdings; what has been the total sum advanced or sanctioned for this purpose up to 1st May last; and has the money so advanced been charged on the new holdings at the same rate as the Land Act annuities for the purchase of the landlords' interests.


No, Sir. The Commissioners inform me that advances under the Land Purchase Acts cannot be made for the purchase of tenants' interests.