§ MR. O'MARA (Kilkenny, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, whether purchasers under the Land Act of 1903 are entitled to pay their annuities as to three-quarters in cash, and one-quarter in Land Stock; whether regulations have been made to enable purchasers to buy Land Stock through the Post Office Savings Bank; and, if not, when it is intended to issue such regulations.
287 (Answered by Mr. Birrell) It is not considered that Section 2 o The Purchase of Land (Ireland)Act, 1891, applies to annuities payable by tenant purchasers under The Irish Land Act, 1903. As to the remainder of the Question, I would refer to the Answer given on the 12th instant by my hon. friend the Secretary to the Treasury, from which it appears that the Treasury are in communication with the Departments concerned in reference to the question of making regulations under the section quoted.
[The foregoing Answer is in substitution for the Answer circulated with the Votes on June 13, and published in the Debates, clxxv., 1578.]