§ MR. FFRENCH
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that negotiations have been going on for a long time regarding the sale of the Rowe Estate, county Wexford; that, after an agreement was arrived at between landlord and tenant, the landlord demanded another year's purchase for the sporting rights; if so, can he say whether this has blocked the sale of the estate; and, if not, can he state why the estate is not sold.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
This estate is in the Land Judge's Court. On the 4th July the Land Judge approved of a sale on terms which were subsequently accepted by the tenants. No order was made with respect to sporting rights, and when, on the 27th July, the owner asked the Land Judge to place a value on them, he declined and suggested they should be vested in the Land Commission. The solicitor having carriage was authorised, at the same time, to apply to the Estates Commissioners for a request under Section 7 of the Act of 1903, in the event of the tenants agreeing to the sporting rights being so vested. The tenants, with a few exceptions, have agreed, and the application for a request will be made forthwith.