§ MR. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state in how many cases landlords offered to sell evicted holdings on their own hands to the Estates Commissioners; and in how many cases purchase of such holdings was completed where the landlord did not sell the remainder of his estate either to the occupiers or to the Commissioners; and whether, in cases where landlords are still willing to sell such holdings with the object of having evicted tenants restored to their old homes, in accordance with the spirit of the Land Act of 1903, the Commissioners will be empowered to negotiate purchases.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
In two cases, in one of which the purchase has been completed, and in the other the evicted tenant is about to be reinstated but the purchase has not yet been completed. The Commissioners are prepared to consider applications by landlords that a single holding should be declared an estate for the purpose of sale to the evicted tenant.