Mr. FETHEHSTONHAUGH (Fermanagh, N.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he has consulted the Irish Law Officers or other legal authorities as to the alleged difficulty of drafting the rules required by Section 2 of the Purchase of Land (Ireland) Act to enable purchasers to pay portion of their purchase annuities in Guaranteed Land Stock.
(Answered by Mr. Runcimcm.) No, Sir.
§ Mr. FETHERSTONHAUGH
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state when rules, if any, were made enabling purchasers under the Purchase of Land Act, 1891, to redeem their annuities by Guaranteed Land Stock; have such rules been published or made known to the purchasers; and where and how can a copy of them be obtained.
(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) As I explained in my Answer to the hon. Member for Carlow on the 9th ultimo, to which the hon. member has already been referred, no rule is required to enable the redemption of an annuity to be made in stock.