HC Deb 17 May 1906 vol 157 cc666-7
MR. SHEEHY (Meath, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if a decision has yet been come to to enable the Estates Commissioners to sell or lease the mineral rights in the properties purchased under the Land Purchase Act of 1903 which are vested in them; if so, what course he intends taking as will permit the working of mines now vested in the Commissioners; and, if he has not yet come to any decision, when is he likely to do so?


I am not yet in a position to add anything to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member's similar Question on the 4th April, t The matter is now receiving the consideration which its importance well deserves.


How long will the Law Officers be in dealing with this Question?


It is not a matter before the Law Officers. It is before the Estates Commissioners.