I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to the unreasonable delay complained of by the tenants and owners of land in Ireland in carrying out the Land Purchase Acts (Ireland), whether his attention has been called to an estate in Chancery near Kingscourt; whether he is aware that a number of tenants on that estate have agreed with the landlords to purchase at a price already fixed, and have lodged with the Land Commission the usual affidavits under the Land Purchase Acts, and no court valuer has since been sent to inspect the holdings; and if he can state the cause of delay or say when the court valuer will come down to inspect these holdings.
§ *MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The hon. Member's question does not contain sufficient information to enable the particular estate referred to to be identified. If he will communicate with me on the subject I will cause further inquiry to be made.