HC Deb 08 October 1909 vol 11 cc2464-5W

asked the Chief Secretary if he will say what is the present position of the Castlehamilton estate of the trustees of Lord Southwell, county Cavan; are the purchase agreements which were signed in December, 1906, yet put into collection, and by whom; when are those tenants' holdings likely to be vested in them; and, if any avoidable delay has taken place, will he state the cause of the same?


The Estates Commissioners have issued a request to the Land Judge for the purchase of this estate under Section 7 of the Irish Land Act, 1903. It has since been inspected, and they hope at an early date to make a formal offer to purchase. Until the offer has been accepted and the estate vested in the Land Commission, the tenants continue liable for rent or interest in lieu thereof to the Receiver in the Land Judge's Court.