§ SIR JOHN COLOMB
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether any of the purchasing occupiers on the Dillon Estate have failed to pay instalments of their purchase money when due; and, if so, what proportion of the total number have so failed, and what action is being taken by the Congested Districts Board to recover the amounts so overdue.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) None of the tenants on this property, to whom advances have been made by the Land Commission for the purchase of their holdings, are in arrear with their payments to the Commission, except in two cases where the sum due, representing interest on the advances, amounts to 1s. 10d. The Question probably refers to the non-payment of the rent due to the Congested Districts Board. Out of the 4,191 tenants on the estate, the number who have not vet paid the rents and arrears due on 1st November, 1901, is ninety-seven. Proceedings are being taken in all these cases.