HC Deb 08 December 1908 vol 198 cc250-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will, on behalf of the ratepayers of Ireland who are ultimately liable, ascertain from the Estates Commissioners the data, other than the liability of the ratepayers, from which they calculate when they sanction the advance of twenty-two years purchase of non-judicial rents to a vendor in cases in which the Land Commission prior to 1903 refused to sanction the advance of sixteen years purchase; and on what grounds the Commissioners and their valuers, in determining prices in cases not within the zones, have changed the basis of calculation from the value of the landlords' interest, which alone is for sale, to the possibility of recovering the money from any source.


In sanctioning advances applied for in purchase agreements entered into between a landlord and his tenants under the Irish Land Act, 1903, the Estates Commissioners act in accordance with the provisions of the Statute as judicially interpreted.