§ MR. P. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the tenants on the Conlan estate, County Wexford, were in treaty, in Mr. Justice Monroe's Court, to purchase their holdings under the Land Purchase (Ireland) Act; that the Norwich Assurance Company has been permitted to step in and purchase the property at a less price than the tenants were willing to pay; and that this company has proceeded to issue ejectments and writs against the tenants; and whether, in the interests of the peace of the locality, and to prevent charges on the ratepayers for extra police, he will be prepared to recommend that the tenants be permitted to purchase their holdings on this estate as originally agreed upon?
MR. J. MORLEY
This question was only placed on the paper this morning, and, as I have not had sufficient time to inquire into the facts, I must ask my hon. Friend to defer the question until Thursday.