HC Deb 19 June 1907 vol 176 cc468-9

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if the Irish Land Commission are willing, with the concurrence of a purchaser under one of the Purchase Acts prior to 1903, to buy up his interest in a non-residential grass farm, subject to a balance of annuities, with a view to immediately selling the farm to the Estates Commissioners for distribution among neighbouring people in need of land; and will the Irish Executive facilitate this project, in order to satisfy the needs of those people and check the further depopulation of the country.


The Land Commission have no power to purchase a holding which is subject to the payment of annuities under the Land Purchase Acts.