§ MR. FFRENCH
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether he is aware that when an estate is put in the Land Judges' List for application of the 40th section of the Land Act of 1896, no direct notice is sent to the tenants, and that the only notice they receive is the notice which appears in the law lists of the daily papers; and whether steps will be taken to have direct notice served on the tenants.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (MR. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
Where any question is raised or doubt is found to exist as to whether the 40th section applies to the particular estate, special notice is sent to some of the principal tenants on the estate informing them of the objection which has been raised, and naming the date when it will be considered. The course suggested in the question would 232 largely increase the costs of sale which must be borne by the estate, and, in the opinion of the land judge, is unnecessary.