§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for East Mayo I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the M'Farlane Estate, in the County Tyrone, has been in the Land Judge's Court since 1882; and seeing that the tenants made an offer to buy their holdings in 1899, and their offer was accepted by the solicitor to the Receiver, will he explain why the sale has not yet been carried out.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
The proceedings for the sale of this estate have been administered by Judge Meredith, Mr. Justice Loss having a personal interest in the matter. No offer to purchase on the ' part of the tenants was ever accepted. The negotiations for sale fell through for the reason stated in my reply to the hon. Member's previous Question of the 28th July last.†