HC Deb 28 April 1910 vol 17 cc757-8W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he can state if a number of tenants on the estate of Mr. T. W. Sands, situate near Newtownsandes, North Kerry, refused to purchase their holdings because they considered the price exorbitant; whether the holdings of the tenants who refused to sign agreements have been inspected; and, if so, why have not the tenants been made aware of the inspector's report or of the prices fixed on their holdings by the inspector?


The Estates Commissioners have written to the solicitors having carriage of the sale intimating their estimated prices in the case of the tenants on this estate who have not signed purchase agreements, but the Commissioners have not yet been informed whether the tenants are willing to purchase at these prices. This estate is being sold by the owner direct to the tenants, and the terms of purchase are a matter of agreement between the parties.