§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether any steps are being taken to classify the number of insolvent estates in Judge Ross's Court with a view to their sale under the Land Purchase Act of last session.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
The Land Judge has taken steps which will ensure that an estate must be brought to sale within a reasonable time or else the petition will be dismissed. During the past seven years the amount of the gross rental collectible in his Court has been reduced by one-half owing to the extensive sales effected under the Laud Purchase Acts.