§ MR. JOHN CAMPBELL (Armagh, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will inquire into the cause of the delay in the sale of the Hamilton-Synge Estate, Tullinarul, County Armagh; whether he is aware that many of the tenants on this estate, whose cases have been listed for three years and twice postponed by the judge, are now threatened with process for arrears of rent; and whether he will see that these tenants suffer no loss through this delay.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
I have already stated that the Report of the Land Commission under the 40th Section of the Act of 1896 was filed in the Land Judge's Court in January last. Numerous questions have arisen on the Report as to sub-lettings and sub-divisions of holdings, and until these difficulties have been arranged for, as far as practicable, by the solicitors having carriage of the sale, the Report will not be brought before the Land Judge for consideration. The pendency of proceedings under section -10 is not in the opinion of the Land Judge, a reason for withholding payment of rent due by the tenants.
§ [No answer was returned.]