§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state why the negotiations for the sale of the O'Brien estate in Cornakelly and Corglass, county Longford, are not proceeding; and whether, seeing that the middle landlord's deeds, loss of which hitherto obstructed the sale, have now been produced, he will direct that the proceedings under the 40th Section of the Act of 1896 be now completed.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The deeds were only recently forthcoming. Negotiations for sale cannot be entered upon until the rental has been settled. There will be no avoidable delay in the proceedings.