HC Deb 10 March 1910 vol 14 cc1624-5

asked the Chief Secretary whether his atention has been called to the judgment of the Master of the Rolls in an application last week under the Land Purchase Act of 1909 in respect of Heard's estate, county Cork, in which he stated that the financial provisions of the Act were that the vendor was to put his head in a noose and the Treasury were to be allowed to draw the knot, and complained of the regulations under which cash and stock might be advanced by the Treasury, remarking that they might make a million pounds last for a million years, but at the same time they might starve land purchase altogether; and, having regard to the nature of the regulations governing advances under the Act of last year, as disclosed in the judgment of the Master of the Rolls in the case mentioned, he will state what are the intentions of the Irish Government in regard to the matter?


I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the question on the same subject asked yesterday by the hon. Member for Mid-Armagh, and to the two questions asked by the hon. Member for South Antrim on the 8th instant in reference to the recent regulations.