§ MR. TULLY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Irish Land Commission can state what steps have been taken to complete the sale of the Kirkwood estate, in the county Roscommon, to the occupying tenants, proposals to purchase having been signed by the tenants so long ago as the 4th February, 1897?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The Land Judge's request for an inspection of this estate was lodged with the Land Commissioners in November, 1897, and the Commissioners made their Report to the Land Judge in the following month. On the 28th March last the judge's order was lodged with the Commissioners, and the offers directed to be made by him to the tenants were communicated to them on the 11th instant. I am not aware whether the tenants have accepted these offers.