HC Deb 09 May 1906 vol 156 c1308

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what is the acreage and valuation of lands hold in Kerry by Trinity College, either as direct landlords or sub-let to grantees or lessees at the passing of the Land Act of 1903; what was the total annual rental payable to them for such lands at this period; how much has been sold by grantees or lessees; how much by Trinity College; and what price has Trinity College demanded from grantees and lessees for the redemption of their head rents.


The information asked for in the first two sections of this Question will be found in the Report of the Trinity College Estates Commission. The Estates, Commissioners inform me that no sales have take place under the Act of 1903 of lands in county Kerry of which Trinity College were the direct vendors. I have not been informed whether there have been any sales by grantees and lessees of Trinity College in this county. The Commissioners have no information as to the price which Trinity College may have demanded for the redemption of head rents; but in the absence of an agreement between the parties, the Judicial Commissioner has power to fix the redemption price.

MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the reason these tenants have not bought before is that the College demands twenty-six years purchase.


I have not heard that.