§ MR. DONAL SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) what is the cause of the delay in the sale of Marsh's estate, in the townland of Creeve, Poor Law Union Athlone, County Westmeath; (2) whether he is aware that the landlords agreed some years ago to sell the estate to the tenants on it under the 40th Section of the Land Act; and (3) if he will take steps to hasten the completion of the sale?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am informed by the registrar of the Land Judge's Court that the rental for sale of the Marsh estate is now nearly ready, and that there has not been any undue delay. I have no knowledge of the matter alluded to in the second paragraph, and have no power to take action as suggested in the third paragraph.