Land Act, 1936

Grants in relation to the transfer of migrants.

7.—(1) The powers of the Land Commission to expend money for the benefit or improvement of land purchased or agreed to be purchased under the Land Purchase Acts shall extend to and include the grant to or expenditure for the benefit of a migrant (whether before or after he is put into possession of his new holding but not later than eighteen months after he is so put into possession) of such sums as the Land Commission shall think necessary or expedient for either or both of the following purposes, that is to say:—

(a) the purchase by or for the benefit of such migrant of provisions and fuel for himself and the members of his family residing with him;

(b) assisting such migrant in the cultivation and development of his new holding.

(2) The sums expended by the Land Commission under the foregoing sub-section of this section shall, up to but not exceeding such amount as shall be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance in respect of each year, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.

(3) The expenses of transferring migrants to their new holdings in respect of which the Land Commission is empowered by section 48 of the Land Act, 1931 , to make grants shall include and be deemed always to have included the expenses of bringing a migrant to inspect a holding proposed to be allotted to him.