§ MR. SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether Lord Longford's estate, in the county of Westmeath, or portions of it, has been sold to the occupying tenants; and, if so, upon what terms; whether he is aware that Andrew Caddell, of Gneevebawn, an evicted tenant, applied, through his parish priest, to be reinstated on his former holding, but was refused, and that on his application to the Estates Commissioners beseeching their interest to have him restored to his old farm, as it is unoccupied, the Commissioners declined to give any satisfactory reply; and, if so, will he state upon what grounds they base their refusal.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
There are no proceedings pending for the sale of any portion of this estate. An application for reinstatement has been received from Andrew Caddell. The Commissioners did not refuse the application; they stated it would be considered.