§ MR. T. W. Russell
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the number of applications under the Land Purchase Act of 1891 during the year ending 31st March, 1902, the number of sales completed in that year, and the average price paid by the purchasers; also the number of applications received by the Land Commission since the introduction of the Land Purchase Bill in March last.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The number of applications under the Acts of 1891 and 1896 lodged during the year ended 31st March last was 5,151. The number of sales completed in that period was 7,786. The average number of years purchase of the rent was 17.9. The number of applications for loans received between the 25th March when the Bill was introduced, and the 31st May was 1,011.