§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the tenants on the Atnell Estate, county Tyrone, came to an agreement in January last with the receiver (C. E. Fair) for the purchase of their holdings at Sheskinspull at a reduction of 25 per cent, off the existing rents; and if he can explain why Mr. Fair, acting for the Lord Chancellor, is now threatening legal proceedings to recover the rent due last November, and ignoring the agreement to which he was a consenting party.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
I am informed that a receiver has no power to enter into agreements with tenants as to the purchase of their holdings, and that Mr. Fair did not purport to enter into any such agreement. The proposals made by the tenants were considered inadequate by those representing the estate, and have not been accepted.