§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to 390 the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what is the cause of the delay in carrying out the sale of certain holdings on the Butler estate in the county of Galway, in reference to which an order was made by Mr. Justice Ross, under Section 40 of the Land Act of 1896, in December last?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
In this case I am informed that some delay has occurred in the office of the solicitor having carriage of the sale, due, apparently, to the resettlement of the rental. The resettlement is in progress, however, and it is hoped that the request for an inspection pursuant to Section 40 will soon be issued.