HC Deb 02 December 1908 vol 197 c1442

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the purchase price for the estate sold to his tenants in the barony of Carbury, County Sligo, at Magherow and Ballintrillick, by Sir Jocelyn Gore-Booth, Baronet, has been advanced by the Estates Commissioners; is he aware that the untenanted land on this estate at Ballintrillick has been offered for sale by the vendor to the Estates Commissioners; how long have negotiations as to the price of the untenanted land been pending in this case; and will he request the Estates Commissioners to acquire these untenanted lands without further delay.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that the purchase money of this estate has not been advanced. The untenanted lands-have been inspected, and the Commissioners informed the owner in July last of their estimated price, but they cannot acquire the lands until the negotiations have been completed and the requirements of the statute have been complied with.