HC Deb 14 February 1902 vol 103 c48

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that an order for the sale of the Tottenham Estate, County Leitrim, was made by the Land Court on 31st July. 1899; can he state what steps have been, taken to carry out the order, and is he aware of the evictions taking place on this estate; and, having regard to the fact that the tenants desire to purchase, and with a view to the peace of the district, will he take steps to expedite a sale to the tenants.


A request for inspection of this estate has been issued by the Land Judge under the 40th Section of the Act of 1896. The inspection, which, I understand, will occupy a. considerable time, is now in progress. The Government cannot take any steps with a view to expedite the proceedings.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say how long the inspection will last?


It is not in the power of the Government to fix the time.