§ MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that last June the parties interested in Cadwallader Edward's estate, in Wexford County, agreed to sell at eighteen years purchase; that an inspection was made then by the Land Commission inspector 270 to sanction the advance to enable the tenants to purchase, but that the land judge, in consequence of one objection, applied the 40th section, so that a new inspection had to be made, after which no report was sent by the Land Commission to the judge; is he aware that the Land Commission stated on 16th April that the report was deferred by the suspension of advances in Wexford County, but that the commissioners could send in their report to the judge, but wrote on the 7th May that no such report could now be sent in; will the Land Commission be asked to send in the report at once; and what steps will the Government take to facilitate the sales of properties like this in the county of Wexford.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The statements in the first paragraph are correct. The report of the Land Commission under Section 40 has now been sent to the land judge, who has been informed that the commissioners are in a position to make the advances suggested in their report, which previously they were unable to do.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The limit of credit standing to the credit of the constituencies had been reached, and application had to be made before further funds could be granted.