§ MR. JAMES DALY (Monaghan, S.)
T beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, owing to the delay of the Irish Land Commissioners in carrying out the sale of the Kenny Estate, county Monaghan, the tenants on this estate are threatened with law proceedings for the May rent; and whether he will stay proceedings against the tenants on the estate mentioned pending the carrying out of the sale by the Irish Land Commissioners?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I have no knowledge of any avoidable delay on the part of the Land Commissioners in connection with the proceedings pending on tins estate. As I have already stated, a request was issued by the Land Judge towards the end of April for an inspection by the Commissioners pursuant to the 40th section of the Act of 1896. The inspection has been completed, but the Inspector's reports have not yet been furnished. The question of proceedings against the tenants is the subject of an application at present before the Land Judge, and I have no power to interfere in the matter.