HC Deb 10 August 1909 vol 9 c378W

asked the Chief Secretary if he will state how much money the Estates Commissioners had lent to Mr. Michael Flynn for the purchase of land before he became tenant - purchaser in November, 1908, of one of the Milltown farms on Captain Mahon's Dysart (county Roscommon) estate; and what is the largest amount of money the Estates Commissioners can lend to yearly tenants like him for the purchase of land under the powers vested in them by the Land Purchase Act of 1903?


The Estates Commissioners are not aware that Michael Flynn got any advance for the purchase of land before November, 1908. If the hon. Member has reason to believe that such an advance was made and will furnish particulars, I shall be happy to make further inquiries, but I cannot ask the Commissioners to undertake the elaborate search which, in the absence of such particulars, would be necessary before they could make a definite statement on the subject. The limits of advances are £7,000 in the case of holdings to which the Land Law Acts apply, and £5,000 in the case of holdings to which those Acts do not apply.