§ Mr. CHARLES CRAIG
asked the Chief Secretary with reference to the Provisional Regulations, dated 16th February, 1910, and made by His Excellency under Section 23 (8) of The Irish Land Act, 1903, and Section 4 of The Irish Land Act, 1909, whether sales which are to be financed as future purchase agreements will be dealt with and completed before all the sales which are to be financed as pending purchase agreements have been dealt with and completed; if so, by what means will it be provided that the carrying through of sales under pending purchase agreements will not thereby be defrayed; whether, having regard to the necessity of allowing reasonable time to vendors under pending purchase agreements to obtain information and advice as to whether it would be advisable for them to apply to have their cases transferred to the subsidiary registers for payment in part stock or all stock, the Lord Lieutenant will be moved to take the necessary steps to provide that the date for making such applications shall be extended, in respect of the first set of subsidiary registers, from 1st April, 1910, to 1st May, 1910; and what sum of money is intended to be made available for the purposes of advances during the financial year commencing 1st April, 1910?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Pending sales will be dealt with in each year, so far as the funds made available for the year will go. It is 1445W proposed also that future agreements shall be dealt with at the same time to whatever extent may be possible, but this will not affect or delay the process of dealing with pending sales so far as funds are available for them. The date for making application could not be extended from 1st April to 1st May without causing great confusion, and such a change does not seem to be necessary. It is not possible at present to state the amount of money available for advances in 1910–11.
Institution. 1906–7. 1907–8. 1908–9. No. of Students. Amount of Fees. No. of Students. Amount of Fees. No. of Students. Amount of Fees. £ £ s. £ s. Ballyhaise … … 29 269 26 253 5 35 336 10 Clonakilty … … 26 212 30 211 0 30 320 0
There is no agricultural school at Athenry.