MR. GORST (for Lord RANDOLPH CHURCHILL)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been drawn to the following paragraph in the "Leinster Gazette:"—The Authorities have apparently conceived the notion of selling the great Heath of Maryborough. They have, through the Inland Revenue Department, instituted inquiries as to the probability of the adjoining owners and occupiers becoming purchasers if the common were to be offered in small lots;and, if there is any foundation for the statement contained in the above paragraph; and, if so, whether the Crown is prepared to show a title to Maryborough Heath?
§ MR. COURTNEY
I have to say, Sir, that the Crown has not conceived the notion of selling Mary borough Heath, neither has it instituted inquiries as to the probability of the adjoining owners and occupiers becoming purchasers.