§ MR. P. J. POWER (Waterford, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether an agreement for the purchase of a holding at Feddans, in the county of Waterford, by a man named David Walsh, has yet been lodged with the Land Commission; whether the Inspector of the Land Commission has yet visited the holding; 1249 and whether, before making his report, he will ascertain whether the agreement for the purchase of the holding in question is conditional on the acceptance by David Walsh of a conveyance of another holding adjoining, and whether in that event he will take the fact mentioned into consideration in deciding whether the holding proposed to be purchased is sufficient security for the advance required?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
No agreement under the Land Purchase Acts has yet been lodged with the Land Commissioners in the case referred to, and no inspection of the holding can be made until such an agreement has been lodged.