HC Deb 07 April 1910 vol 16 cc587-8

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he was aware that Sir Jocelyn Gore Booth, baronet, whose Ballymote (county Sligo) estate was sold to the tenants some years ago under the Act of 1903, had expressed his willingness to come to an arrangement with his town tenants for the purchase of their holdings situate on the same estate; whether the Estates Commissioners, some three years ago, agreed to consider any application made to them in connection with the suggested sale; and, if so, would he state whether any steps had since been taken in the matter of this sale with the view of having it perfected?


The Estates Commissioners have informed the owner's solicitor that if he desires to sell the holdings in Ballymote, he should enter into purchase agreements with the tenants and lodge an originating application. No such application has, so far, been lodged with the Commissioners, and until this is done and the other requirements of the Statute and rules are complied with they cannot consider the matter further.