§ MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, on the estate of Mr. Meredith Thompson, five tenants are being obliged to buy their holdings at the following prices. Viz.: one tenant at 33 per cent. above the sum for which his farm, including his own interest therein, is security, and the others at 23, 21½, 20, and 27 years purchase of the interest of both landlord and tenant; and whether, as the Land Commission refused to advance more than 18½ or 19 years purchase, he will state who is expected to pay the difference between the price as fixed by the Land Judge and the residue as sanctioned by the Land Commission.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Land Judge informs me he has made no such order, nor has any such application been made to him in respect of any of the tenants on this estate.