§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that eviction notices have been served on the Tottenham estate, County Leitrim; can he state the number of such notices; how long has this estate been in the hands of the Land Courts in Ireland; whether the tenants have made applications to purchase; and whether he would endeavour to stay evictions pending a settlement of the estate.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) Ejectment decrees have been obtained against twenty-seven tenants on this estate. A receiver over the property was appointed two years ago, since when no rent has been paid by the tenants, although he was authorised to take two years rent and give a clear receipt to November, 1900 In view of the attitude of the tenants I understand that the Land Judge will not take any steps with a view to facilitate the sale of the estate, but will direct the receiver to enforce payment of rent. I have no power to intervene in the manner suggested.