HC Deb 14 April 1910 vol 16 c1554W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that the Collis Sandes estate at Brosna, county Kerry, which was sold to the Congested Districts Board in the year 1904 was transferred to the Estates Commissioners more than a year ago; whether the latter body, though causing an inspection of the holdings to be made many months ago, have so far taken no steps to conclude the sale; whether he will explain the cause of the delay; and whether, having regard to the poor circumstances of the tenants and the pressure of the extra burden imposed on them pending completion, he will see that steps are taken to have the estate dealt with as soon as possible?


This estate was purchased by the Congested Districts Board for £68,167, and the advance was made in July, 1906. Agreements for the resale of the estate to the occupying tenants were entered into by the Board in 1908 and 1909, and the agreements, 192 in number, were lodged from time to time with the Land Commission. The estate has been inspected and advances have been sanctioned in 165 cases. The vesting orders in these cases are in preparation. In the remaining twenty-cases various queries have still to be answered. The hon. Member will see that there has been no undue delay.