HC Deb 10 March 1908 vol 185 cc1325-6

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state how many agreements have been lodged with the Estates Commissioners on the Goodall estate, county Roscommon; how many of those applications are for an advance in respect of holdings not in the occupation of the applicants; can he state how many years purchase have those owners agreed to give the landlord; what is the estimated average number of years purchase of the Estates Commissioners' inspector on the holdings of the non-purchasing tenants; have the Commisioners excluded those tenants from the sale, and, if so, for what reason; have the Estates Commissioners received any applications on behalf of evicted tenants, and, if so, have they taken steps to bring about their reinstatement; and, if not, is it their intention to take such steps.


The Estates Commissioners inform me that twenty-five purchase agreements have been lodged, in connection with the estate referred, to in the Question. All the applicants for advances are in occupation of their holdings. The average number of years purchase is twenty-one and one-third. The report of the inspector is confidential and it would be contrary to practice to disclose the details of the report as regards the tenants who have not agreed to purchase. The Commissioners propose to make advances to the tenants who have agreed to purchase, with the exception of three occupiers of grazing farms, portion of whose lands the Commissioners hope to acquire for the enlargement of some of the other holdings, and for the reinstatement of two evicted tenants from whom applications have been received.