§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland can he state the number of tenants on the Annaly (county Longford) estate who have purchased their farms through the Land Commission; whether any applications were refused; and if so, how many and on what grounds; and whether inquiry will be made from the receiver as to his reasons for not carrying into effect the promises he made to induce tenants to sign undertakings to purchase their farms from him, which undertakings, whilst binding the tenants, have not been given effect to by the receiver.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The number of tenants on this estate who have purchased their holdings is 176. These were the only cases in which applications under the rules were lodged, and, consequently, no regular applications have been refused. With regard to the third paragraph, I am informed that no charge in this matter has been preferred against the receiver. Any such charge, if made, should be brought before the land judge to whom the receiver is responsible. I do not propose, therefore, to suggest to the land judge that an inquiry should be held by him into the action of the receiver.