§ MR. HALPIN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will inquire of the Estates Commissioners when they propose to divide Major Hickman's land at Rehy, near Carrigaholt, West Clare, between the tenants, who purchased their holdings on the distinct understanding that the farm, over 300 acres in his own hands, should be divided amongst them; whether Major Hickman offered for sale to the Estates Commissioners this farm; and, if they have purchased it, what is the cause for the delay, seeing that it is nine months since Major Hickman offered the farm for sale to the Estates Commissioners.
As I informed the hon. Member on 5th March last, ‡ the originating application in respect of this estate includes 305 acres of land which the vendor proposes to sell to the Land Commission for distribution among the† See (4) Debates, clxi., 212–3.‡See (4) Debates, cliii., 101.144 tenants of small holdings who are purchasing the remainder of the estate. The inspection of the lands has not yet taken place, and the sale, therefore, has not been completed. The inspection will take place as soon as the estate reaches its proper turn.