HC Deb 13 March 1906 vol 153 c1078
MR. JOHN ROCHE (Galway, E.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the price which Lord Ashtown has agreed to pay for the O'Hara-Trench property, in the county of Galway, was above or below the tenant's offer, twenty-three years' purchase of second-term rents plus the bonus, and, if so, how much; whether Lord Ashtown has yet paid the purchase money; and, in the event of a sale of either the O'Hara-Trench or Ashtown properties, will the Estate Commissioners make inquiry into all the facts of the case.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have no knowledge of the sale referred to in the first part of the Question. No sale has in this case been effected through them. In the event of either of the estates mentioned coming before the Commissioners, they will make all due investigation.