§ MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have declined to purchase grazing land suitable for distribution if it bears any charge to the Treasury; and, if so, in view of the fact that such charge would be redeemed out of the purchase-money, will lie explain why the Estates Commissioners decline to purchase land needed for the enlargement of holdings.
(Answered by Mr. Atkinson.) The Commissioners are unable to identify the particular grazing land referred to, but they are precluded from making advances for the purchase of lands from tenant purchasers until the purchase annuities charged on the holdings have been paid I or redeemed.