§ MR. JOHN CAMPBELL (Armagh, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Commissioners of Education in Ireland, who own several town-lands near Loughgilly, county Armagh, 1330 have through their secretary declined to negotiate with their tenants for the sale of their estate save through their agent who demands twenty-seven and three-quarter years purchase; and, if so, whether he will take steps to induce the Commissioners of Education to sell to their tenants through the machinery of the Estates Commissioners.
§ MB. WYNDHAM
The Commissioners are quite willing, I am informed, to negotiate with the tenants. But as they are in the position of public trustees who are discharging their statutory trusts, the hon. Member must see that I have no power to suggest to them the mode in which the negotiations should be conducted.
§ MR. JOHN CAMPBELL
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the agent in all these cases is the notorious Mr. Johnson.