HC Deb 19 May 1905 vol 146 cc864-5
MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in the event of agreement between Lord Dunraven and his town tenants in Croom, county Limerick, as to the purchase price of their holdings, the Estates Commissioners will advance the money under the Land Act, 1903, for the purchase of the same, in view of the fact that the tenants on the agricultural part of the estate have arranged to purchase their holdings.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I beg to refer the hon. Member to the Answer which I gave to his Question of yesterday.† The Estates Commissioners will, I have no doubt, deal with every application which may come before them according to their opinion of what is, in the particular case, legal and just; but I cannot possibly state beforehand how they will decide any case.