HC Deb 23 November 1908 vol 196 cc1751-2

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what were the total number of applications and total amount applied for at 31st October under all the provisions of the Irish Land Act, 1903, and the Evicted Tenants (Ireland) Act, 1907; and what addition, if any, should be made for estimated values, as indicated in the last footnote on page 11 of Paper Cd. 4377.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that up to 31st October applications amounting to £76,288,635 by purchasers, in respect of 228,938 holdings, had been made under all sections of the Act of 1903, including the Evicted Tenants Act, 1907. In addition, 385 estates of an estimated value of £3,807,626, were offered for sale to the Land Commission under Sections 6, 7, and 8, and the Congested Districts Board under Sections 77 and 79, for which negotiations are pending.