§ MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether he is aware that applications for the sale of the Gascoigne Estate in and around Kilfinane, in the county of Limerick, have been lodged with the 203 Estates Commissioners; and that a petition has been lodged with the Commissioners by the Town Tenants' Association of Kilfinane on behalf of the inhabitant occupiers of that town; and whether, seeing that untenanted land previously in the occupation of the landlord and situated at Spa Hill, near the town, has been lately broken into small applotments and assigned to the estate bailiff, thus creating a new tenancy and frustrating the intention of the Land Act of 1903, while other applotments have been advertised for sale by public auction, so that the landlord may have two profits, one from the tenant right, and the other from the purchase money to be advanced by the Estates Commissioners, he will say what action the Commissioners will take on the petition.
§ MR. ATKINSON
I regret to have to ask the hon. Member to postpone this Question till to-morrow. I have to make the same request of other hon. Gentlemen who have Questions on the Paper. Owing to the storm there has been a telegraphic breakdown and it has been found impossible to obtain from Ireland the necessary information to enable Answers to these Questions to be given.