HC Deb 17 August 1911 vol 29 c2226W

asked the Chief Secretary the reasons why the Irish Land Commissioners have refused to consent to the sub-division of the holding of Julia O'Herlihy, R.O., No. 79/8379, county Cork; whether it has been shown that this sub-division is desirable to protect the interests of certain orphans and others; and, seeing that £180 has been deposited for over two years as the purchase price of the holding, will he recommend to the Commissioners the advisability of reconsidering their decision in this matter?


The case in question is one which has come before the Land Commissioners for consideration in connection with the provisions of the Land Purchase Acts preventing the sub-division of purchased holdings. The Commissioners fully considered the entire circumstances of the case, but were unable to give their consent to the application for liberty to sub-divide the holding. The matter has been reconsidered on more than one occasion, but the Commissioners have seen no grounds for varying their ruling in the case.