§ MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners can state which official or other person employed by them was responsible for informing the representatives of the National Bank that the proposed sale by them to ex-County Inspector Scott of the tenant's interest in the Termon holding on the King-Harman Estate could not be proceeded with; and whether the Estates Commissioners sanctioned this proceeding, and, if so, to what reason.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.)The solicitor of the National Bank was informed by the Commissioners that, before coming to any decision as to the proposed sale to Mr. Scott, they would have an inspection and inquiry made. Inquiry was made accordingly by their inspector, and, on his report, the Commissioners decided to acquire the lands themselves in order to enlarge adjacent holdings. The lands were accordingly purchased by the Commissioners as untenanted land, and, upon the re-sale, twelve acres and a house were offered to Mr. Scott, but were refused by him.