MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state if the Blakeney Estate, Abbert, county Galway, is in the Land Judge's Court; if so, for how long; whether he can state the name of the agent or receiver; whether he has been instructed to take advantage of the Land Purchase Act; and whether he will be directed to supply to the tenants any necessary information to enable them to make an offer for the property.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The estate is in the Land Judge's Court. A petition for sale was filed by the late owner in 1883, but little has been done to effect a sale. There is no receiver over the lands, and the estate is solvent. The provisions of Section 40 of the Act of 1896 are not, therefore, applicable in the case. The Land Judge cannot compel a sale, but it is understood that when the matter comes again before him in November, the parties having carriage of the estate must either elect to sell or have the proceedings dismissed from the Court.