§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on certain estates in Ulster the solicitors to the landlords are putting pressure on the tenants to come in and purchase on high prices by an assurance to the tenants, 78 coupled with an offer of the best bogs, that the Estates Commissioners will treat as an estate any purchase of the property when an agreement is arrived at; and what steps, i any, does the Irish Government propose to take for the purpose of refuting this misrepresentation as to the intention of the Estates Commissioners.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
I have no information on the first part of the Question. Any such assurance, if given, would be a misrepresentation of the provisions in the Act and the practice of the Estates Commissioners.