HC Deb 24 March 1903 vol 120 cc61-2
MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to what extent have proceedings in the Land Court been advanced as regards the sale to the tenants of the property of the late Michael Marshall Lloyd Apjohn, on the townlands of Garrison, Nicker, Garran more, Garranebeg, Drominboy, and Ballyvoneen; and will he explain the delay in carrying out the sales.


I am now informed that the rental has not yet been settled, but that it is expected to be completed within a month. When that has been done a request may be issued for an inspection under Section 40 of the Act of 1896, or, if the land judge so directs, negotiations will be opened for a sale to the tenants by agreement between the parties.


I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state under what provision the sale was attempted in the Land Court of the Marshall Estate, in the parishes of Doon and Oola, County Limerick; and will he explain why the sale was not carried through.


The provisions of the 40th Section of the Act of 1896 were held not to be applicable to this estate. It is still open to the tenants to purchase their holdings, by agreement, under the Land Purchase Acts.