HC Deb 27 July 1908 vol 193 cc853-4

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Milford estate, parish of Kilmaine, Ballinrobe Union, has been offered to the Estates Commissioners or the Congested Districts Board for sale; and, if so, how many years purchase has been asked by the landlord, how many offered, and when is the bargain likely to be closed.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Milford estate, which belongs to Mr. C. C. Ormsby, was offered for sale to the Congested Districts Board in May, 1905, but the Board decided not to purchase it, seeing that it is situated in a non-congested district. The owner has since instituted proceedings for the sale of the property to the Estates Commissioners under Section 6 of the Act of 1903. The Commissioners will have the estate inspected as soon as the case reaches its turn to be dealt with, and in the meantime no statement as to price can be made.