HC Deb 27 July 1908 vol 193 cc834-5

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Estates Commissioners stated on 26th May last that their inspector's Report on the Boxwell estate, South Wexford, was being considered, and they were preparing the necessary documents to give a preliminary estimate of the price they would be prepared to offer to the vendor's solicitor; whether any offer has yet been made by the Estate Commissioners for the purchase of the Boxwell estate; and, if so, what were its terms, and what was the landlord's reply.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) On the 23rd instant the Estate Commissioners furnished to the owner a preliminary estimate of the price which are they propared to offer for the estate in question, and are now awaiting his reply. It is not the practice of the Commissioners to give information as to the prices offered in such cases.