HC Deb 30 July 1906 vol 162 cc422-3

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state whether negotiations for the sale of Kilcogy Bog Estate of Quintin Dick and others, county Cavan, have resulted in the tenants agreeing to purchase this bog through trustees; when was the purchase agreement filed; when did the inspector visit the bog; has the sale been refused, and on what grounds; and will this matter be reopened by the Estates Commissioners with a view to securing to them this bog, which is now the only unsold portion of this estate.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) I am informed that the trustees for the tenants signed two agreements for the purchase, at £640, of forty six acres of turbary on this estate for the benefit both of the present tenants and of those who had purchased their holdings on the estate under the previous Land Purchase Acts. The purchase agreements were lodged on the 1st February 1905, and the inspector furnished his report on May 14th 1906. The Estates Commissioners decided that the bog referred to should be excluded from the estate as they considered that it does not afford security for the advance applied for. The matter will be again brought before the Commissioners for their further consideration.