§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of William H. Plant, tenant of part of the lands of Toome and Barry on the King-Harman (Kenagh) Estate; whether he is aware that in the Pink Schedule these lands are described as of very poor quality, and that the tenant on being pressed to purchase at the same price as the good lands on this estate wrote to the solicitors offering to do so if the holding was inspected by an officer of the Estates Commission; and, if so, will he direct that before this sale is given effect to, inspection will be made.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) No agreement to purchase has yet been lodged by this tenant. There are no Pink Schedules attached to the fair-rent files in his case. Should the vendor apply that the holding in question be excluded from the lands to be declared an estate, the circumstances and offer made to the tenant will be carefully considered and inquired into by the Estates Commissioners.