§ MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that an application has been made to the Land Commission by the agent or receiver to the estate of Marshall. Toomaline, Doon, County Limerick, that in consequence of the estate being solvent it should be declared outside the scope of the 40th Section of the Land Act of 1896; is he aware that Mr. Marshall was declared a bankrupt, and that the trustees claim to be landlords as well as trustees; will he state on what grounds the receiver on the estate claims to have become agent, and whether any authority in bankruptcy has transferred the interest of Mr. Marshall to the trustees; and will he see that the tenants' interests shall be protected, and that the tenants shall be given facilities for purchasing their holdings.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
I have no knowledge whether the facts are as stated in the Question. I am informed, however, that on Thursday last the land judge made an order declaring that the estate referred to did not come within the provisions of the 40th Section of the Act of 1896. The tenants were represented on the occasion by counsel.