§ MR. J. P. FARRELL)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Landed Estates Court in 1883 made an order for the absolute sale of the town lands of Cornakelly and Corglass, in county Longford, and that recently the tenants took steps to have the 40th section of the Land Act, 1896, applied, but so far have been unable to purchase: and can he state the cause of the delay in the case.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
I am informed that the Order for sale made in 1883 was in respect of an undivided third of the lands. The tenants are not interested in this, and the pro- 35 visions of the Land Purchase Acts are not applicable to such a case.
In answer to a further Question by Mr. J. P. FARRELL—
§ MR. WYNDHAM
said he was informed by the Court that no proceedings had been taken since 1883. If any were now pending he had no cognizance of them.