HC Deb 08 May 1912 vol 38 cc535-6W

asked why considering that is now a year and a half since the Ventry estate, county Kerry, was purchased by the Board, there is such delay in starting improvement works on the estate?


The improvement works have been proceeding on the estate during the past six or eight months, and more than one-third of the outlay which the Congested Districts Board propose to make on land improvement works has been expended. The Board have made provision in their Estimates to make advances to an amount over £30,000 to tenants for the building, or substantial reconstruction, of dwelling-houses, but up to the present only a small number of the tenants have availed of the terms offered to them to improve their dwellings or build new ones.


asked how much of the sum of £7,965,066, advances made for land purchase during the year ended 31st March, last, was paid in Land Stock, and how much of this sum was advanced for holdings purchased under the Acts of 1903 and 1909, respectively?


The sum referred to was made up as follows:—

Sales under Irish Land Act 1903—
All Cash £2,873,247
Half (2¾ %) Stock, Half Cash 2,813,192
All Stock (2¾ %) 1,212,769
Total £6,899,208
Sales under Irish Land Act 1909—
Stock (3 %) 1,065,858
Gross total £7,965,066.