HC Deb 23 November 1908 vol 196 cc1799-800
MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what was the number of purchasers under the Ashbourne Act in the county of Galway and what was the average percentage of reductions; what is the number of purchasers in that county under the Purchase Act of 1903 and at what number of years purchase, including the bonus, the purchases have taken place; and how these figures compare with sales in the County of Cork.


The Land Commission inform me that the number of purchasers in Galway under the Purchase of Land (Ireland) Act, 1885, was 951, and the average number of years purchase was 16.5. The number of purchasers in the same county under the Act of 1903 was 3,716, and the number of years purchase including the bonus was 24.1, or, excluding it, 21.5. There were 1,361 purchasers in County Cork under the Act of 1885, and 17,473 under the Act of 1903, the average number of years purchase under the former Act being 15.1, and under the latter Act 21.3 excluding the bonus, and 23.8 including it.