§ MR. P. A. M'HUGH (Leitrim, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can say who is responsible to the Irish Government for the management of the Tottenham Estate, Co. Leitrim; and. how many evictions have taken place on. 183 this estate since it came under the control of the Land Courts: and whether he can now state what progress has been made with the inspection of the estate which was ordered in July, 1899; how long has the work of inspection been in progress; and can he state approximately when the inspection is likely to be completed.
§ MR. ATKINSON
No one is responsible to the Government for the management of this estate. The property is being administered by the Land Judge's Court, pending sale, and the hon. Member must be aware that the Government exercises no control over the Land Judge. Inquiry is being made as to the number of evictions that have taken place on the estate. The order for inspection was made in July of last year, not in the year 1899 as stated, and was referred by the Land Commissioners to one of the Assistant Commissioners in November last. It cannot be stated, even approximately, when the inspection of the estate, which comprises over 300 holdings, will be completed.