HC Deb 10 August 1909 vol 9 cc377-8W

asked the Chief Secretary if he will state whether the land purchase agreements entered into between R. W. Waithman and the tenants on his Ballinlig, county Roscommon estate, dated 1st February, 1909, were lodged with the Estates Commissioners soon after; whether the estate was inspected on behalf of the Estates Commissioners by a gentleman named Carroll in June, 1907, and again inspected on their behalf in October, 1908, by a gentleman named Kenny; whether those inspectors have reported that the holdings are not security for the advances agreed to between the landlord and the tenants; and what action the Estates Commissioners are taking towards the completion of the sale, as the tenants have been paying interest on the purchase money in the agreements for over four years and a half.


Proceedings for the sale of this estate are pending before the Estates Commissioners under the provisions of Section 6 of the Irish Land Act, 1903, and the Commissioners have made an offer to purchase to the owner. The matter is held over pending a decision as to the rate at which bonus will be payable.