HC Deb 04 July 1906 vol 160 cc47-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to that Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, since the large class of holdings within the zones are not inspected on a sale, what ground is there for his hope that, on a reversal of the decision in King-Harman and Hayes, the consequential adjustments of price and bonus in completed transactions could be made; and will the Lord-Lieutenant, in exercise of his powers under the Land Act of 1903, require the Estates Commissioners to obtain and record, irrespective of zones, the information necessary for this purpose.


In the case of holdings within the zones, the prices agreed on are presumed to be equitable, consequently the question raised in the case of Hayes v. King-Harman could not, under the terms of the Act of 1903, be applied to such cases. The reversal of the decision in that case would not, therefore, affect zone cases. The Lord-Lieutenant does not propose to require the Estates Commissioners to take a form of action which was not contemplated by Parliament.