HC Deb 07 August 1911 vol 29 cc926-7W

asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention has been directed to discrepancies in regard to the issue of vesting orders in West Clare; that whereas in the estate of Miss Letitia G. Foster, in the townland of Knockahila, parish of Kilmurry-Ibrickan. barony of Ibrickan, West Clare, purchase agreements were signed by the tenants on 19th March, 1904, and notice of the vesting orders was given on 13th October, 1904, yet in the estate of Richard Stacpoole, in the townlands of Annagh and Carrowduff, barony of Ibrickan, estate No. 3,405, purchase agreements were signed by the tenants on 23rd October, 1905, and lodged with the Estates Commissioners in January, 1906, but vesting orders have not yet been issued; and whether steps will be taken to rectify this state of affairs?


The Estates Commissioners inform me that the agreements signed by the tenants on Miss Foster's estate were lodged soon after the passing of the Irish Land Act, 1903, and the holdings were in due course vested in the purchasing tenants. In the interval between the lodgment of the agreements in this estate and the lodgment of agreements in the estate of Richard Stacpoole, purchase agreements in nearly 3,000 estates were lodged. The Stacpoole estate has not yet been reached in order of priority to be dealt with.


asked the Chief Secretary can he state what stage negotiations between the Congested Districts Board and Mr. Richard Kelly for the purchase of his estate at Carramore, Louisburgh, county Mayo, have reached; when the necessary maps and papers were lodged with the Board; and when the Board hope to be able to complete the purchase?


The Congested Districts Board inform me that maps and documents in connection with the estate referred to were lodged with the Board on the 20th July, 1910. The estate will be inspected as soon as practicable, and a decision arrived at regarding purchase.