§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that negotiations are pending for the sale of the White Estate in North Longford; that amongst the farms offered for sale was the evicted farm of Mary Hand, Culleenmore, Granard; and that the planter tenant in this case is only an eleven months tenant who has neither resided on or tended the term since he got it; and, if so, will he direct the Estates Commissioners to take Mary-Hand's application into favourable consideration when the sale of this estate comes up for sanction.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON,,N., for Mr. WYNDHAM) Londonderry
Negotiations are pending for the sale of this estate but so far no application in respect of the proposed sale has been brought before the Estates Commissioners. The tenant in occupation of the evicted holding referred to took it as an ordinary tenant in 1896, and not on the eleven months system; he resides on the farm and works it. The application of Mary Hand will be considered by the Commissioners.