HC Deb 19 May 1908 vol 189 c86
MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the tenants on the estate of Mr. Richard Hawkes, Kilmichael, county Cork, signed their purchase agreements in May, 1904; whether other estates in the neighbourhood, including that of Sir A. Warren, which were sold at a later date, have been absolutely vested in the tenants for a considerable period; and can he explain the cause of delay in regard to the Hawkes estate, and when the tenants may expect to have the vesting orders made in them.


The purchase agreements in the case of the estate of Mr. Richard Hawkes and others were lodged with the Estates Commissioners in December, 1905. The estate will not reach its turn to be dealt with for a considerable time, having regard to the large number of prior cases which are yet undisposed of. The Commissioners cannot trace any proceedings as having come before them for the sale of the estate of Sir A. Warren in County Cork.