§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN, (Kilkenny)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if the Estates Commissioners have taken, or intend to take, any steps under Section 7 of the 970 Irish Land Act, 1903, for the purchase of the estates of the Marquess of Ely in the counties of Fermanagh and Wexford, for the sale of which absolute orders were made by the Land Judge in November, 1902; and, if not, will he direct them to do so immediately; how many applications for reinstatement have been received by the Estates Commissioners from evicted tenants on each of these estates; and how many civil bill decrees for rent have been obtained against tenants on each of these estates since the 1st January, 1904.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) I must ask the hon. Member to postpone this Question till Tuesday next, to enable inquiries to be made.