HC Deb 06 November 1911 vol 30 cc1437-8W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in view of the fact that in the parish of Kilmurry M'Mahon, West Clare, only two estates remain unpurchased, namely, the Kilmore estate, the property of Mr. Hickman, and the town land of Carrownisky, the property of Lord Leconfield, that the tenants in these estates applied to the Congested Districts Board nearly two years ago, and that ejectment notices have been served on the Kilmore tenants, he can state when these estates will be dealt with in accordance with the last Land Act?


Neither of the estates referred to has been offered for sale to the Congested Districts Board. The Board will again communicate with both the landlords mentioned.


asked the Chief Secretary whether, when there is an outstanding Board of Works charge, which was raised by the landlord some years ago for the drainage of his property in occupation of his tenants, existing at the time of the sale to them of their holdings under the Land Purchase Acts, 1903 or 1909, and when at the time of the sale no mention is made as to who will pay this charge, formerly paid by the tenants, and it is not stated in the purchase agreements, who is liable for it in future;. whether he is aware that Patrick Leahy, of Shannon View, Glin, was paying £7 for such loan since he came into possession of his farm in 1894 in additiion to his rent to the landlord, Knight of Glin; that at the time of signing the agreement to purchase no mention was made that he was to pay this charge after purchase; and that it was not mentioned in the purchase agreement; and whether, under these circumstances, he can say whether he is I liable for it?


I am not at present in a position to answer this question, as I am not aware of the nature of the charge referred to by the hon. Member. The matter will be inquired into by the Estates Commissioners when the estate is being dealt with in order of priority.