Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Land Purchases by Non-nationals.


asked the Minister for Lands if he will arrange with the Central Statistics Office to secure information as to the amount of land bought by non-nationals during each of the last ten years.

The answer is no. Since 1st August, 1961, particulars of relevant transactions have been recorded by the Land Commission in accordance with the provisions of Sections 33, 34 and 35 of the Finance Act, 1961. When moving the Estimate for my Department on 29th ultimo, I supplied the appropriate statistics for the period from 1st August, 1961, up to a recent date. Specific returns relating to certain periods prior to 1st August, 1961, were given by me on 10th June, 1960, and are contained in the Official Report— Vol. 182, Cols. 1091-2—to which I would refer the Deputy.