§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that many estates in Ireland are held jointly by several persons; whether under the existing provisions of the Land Bill a small minority of co-owners could prevent a sale taking place; and, if so, whether he will consider the desirability of inserting a clause in the Bill with a view to enable 1408 a majority of owners in such cases to carry out a sale on the principle applied to the tenants.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
I am aware that there are some estates so circumstanced, but I believe they are few in number. The difficulty might possibly be adequately met by conferring on the Judicial Commissioner powers to partition such estates, somewhat similar to those now enjoyed by the Land Judge under the Landed Estates Court Act. The matter is under consideration.