§ MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the position of the tenants on the Segrave Estate, at Kilconnell, country Galway, consisting of forty-seven families living on less than 500 acres of land; whether he is aware that there were 400 acres of grazing land on this estate let to four grazing tenants, and that because the agricultural tenants refused to purchase without having these 400 acres divided amongst them, an arrangement has now been made by the agent to create new tenancies in these farms for the purpose of defeating the chances of these forty-seven tenants to get the 400 acres divided amongst them; and, if so, whether he will call the attention of the Estates Commissioners to this case, with a view to having these holdings inspected before any agreements for sale are sanctioned.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The Commissioners have received a memorial from the tenants on this estate relative to the grass lands referred to. No proceedings, however, have yet been instituted before the Commissioners by the owner. In the event of such proceedings they will consider the question of the grass lands.