§ MR. JAMES DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he is aware that Patrick M'Ginn, Corryagan, parish of Donomoyne, South Monaghan, who purchased his holding under the Ashbourne Act, is processed by the Irish Land Commission for half a year's rent; that M'Ginn sold his farm by public auction in January last, and that the sale fell through owing to the Irish Land Commission refusing to return the deed of M'Ginn's farm when requested to do so; and that the Irish Land Commission hold the deed of M'Ginn's farm since 1894; whether he will direct the Irish Land Commission to not charge M'Ginn any law costs under the circumstances; and, whether, if M'Ginn again puts up his farm for sale and it does not realise so much as in January last, he will direct the Irish Land Commission to make up the difference to M'Ginn, owing to them not returning the deed?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
It has not been possible to obtain a report on this Question in sufficient time to enable me to reply to-day, and I must ask the hon. Member to be good enough to repeat it on Thursday.