§ COLONEL NOLAN (Galway, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he would state for any convenient period, for instance, the last ten years, the amount of quit rent and tithe rent-charge which the Government have obtained on the sale of estates in Ireland, under the Purchase Acts, in excess of the quit rent or tithe rent-charge which the Government had claimed on such estates during the previous six years; also, what has been approximately the total cost to Government for, legal inquiries as to quit rent and tithes on the above estates.
(Answer.) The Land Commissioners are not aware of any case in which they obtained tithe rent-charge in excess of the amount claimed on such estates during the period mentioned. I am in correspondence with the Commissioners of Woods and Forests in respect of the question of quit rents, and will communicate with the honourable and gallant Member on the subject.—(Irish Office.)