§ MR. J. P. FARRELL () Cavan, W.
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether' he can state the number' of tenants whose applications to purchase their farms on the Annaly (County Longford) estate were refused; whether he is aware that in 1894 a large number of tenants on this estate signed undertakings to purchase through the Land Commission on the 816 promise of the receiver that in two years the sales would be completed; and whether he will call for an inquiry into the conduct of the receiver, or can he indicate how these tenants can obtain redress.
§ MR. ATKINSON (for Mr. G. W. BALFOUR)
As regards the first and third paragraphs, I must refer to my reply to the hon. Member's previous question of Tuesday last on the same subject, to which I have nothing to add. The Land Judge has no information as to the second paragraph.
§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
Has the right hon. Gentleman personally inquired into this matter? I am told that the information he gave me is entirely wrong.