HC Deb 25 March 1907 vol 171 c1464
MR. FFRENCH (Wexford,; S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that in the county of Wexford the inspectors of the Land Commission are only now inspecting estates where agreements were lodged in 1905, with the result that a number of the tenants have to pay from 3½ to 4 per cent per annum on the amount of the purchase money instead of 3¼; and whether he will take steps to have sales in the county Wexford completed as soon as possible.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The fact is as stated in in the first part of the Question. Under the Lord-Lieutenant's regulations purchase agreements are dealt with by the Estates Commissioners in order of priority of lodgment, and the Commissioners use every effort to dispose of the cases as rapidly as possible.