§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether an association calling itself the "Irish Land Purchase and Settlement Company, Limited," and owning lands in county Galway, has recently sold a portion of its property to the tenants under the Land Purchase (Ireland) Acts; if so, whether he can state (a) the number of holdings sold; (b) the Poor Law valuation and the rental thereof; (c) the number of years' purchase paid by the tenants, and its relation to the rents previously paid by the tenants; and, whether this property was purchased chiefly by means of a Government loan; and, if so, can he state how the account stands, and who are the directors of the company?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I must ask the hon. Gentleman to postpone the question, as I am not prepared to give the particulars to-day.