MR. J. P. FAREELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether Colonel W. H. King-Harman, of Newcastle, county Longford, has recently sold through the Estates Commission an evicted tenant's farm, at Keel, formerly in possession of Patrick Fox, who is now living in a labourer's cottage, to his own son, Captain A. W. King-Harman: whether this arrangement is yet before the Estates Commissioners or not; and, if so, will they sanction a sale of this kind in view of the purposes of the Land Act of 1903.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
The Commissioners in the exercise of their discretion, and having made due inquiry, consider it is more to the advantage 1732 of the evicted tenant's family that the larger portion of the holding should be sold to the son of Patrick Fox. The remainder of the holding will be retained by Colonel King-Harman.
§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the sale of the King-Harman Estate in south Longford, in which the farm of Creagh, formerly occupied by Mr. Robert Armstrong, has been sold to a bailiff named Jones; whether he is aware that since his occupancy of this farm Jones has allowed the mansion and out-offices on it to fall into total ruin: and if, in these circumstances, this transaction will be sanctioned?