HC Deb 19 May 1905 vol 146 c863
MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the negotiations between the Estates Commissioners and Sir Jocelyn Gore Booth, for the purchase of the latter's estate at Lanagh, Tubbercurry, county Sligo, have yet been brought to a close; and, if so, whether the Estates Commissioners have taken any steps to give effect to the consent of Edward Laying, present occupier of the holding hitherto held by John Quinn, to surrender said holding for the benefit of the former tenant; and, if the negotiations have not yet been completed, will the Chief Secretary take steps to have them expedited so that the arrangements between the present and former tenants may be carried out.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The negotiations between the landlord and his tenants for the sale of this estate have not yet been brought to a close. The efforts made to settle the case of John Quinn have up to the present been unsuccessful, and the Commissioners understand that Quinn has refused the terms offered him.