§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can now state the gross and net rental of Lord Dillon's estate purchased by the Congested Districts Board, and the purpose for which the mansion house in County Roscommon is being rebuilt.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The gross rental of this estate in the year 1898 was £20,295. The net rental in the same year was £16,639, and the deductions by which this amount is arrived at include an annual charge of £1,000 which will expire in November next. The house was in course of completion, and was nearly finished, at the date of the agreement to purchase. It will be finished at Lord Dillon's expense. The Board have not yet considered the question of its disposal.