§ MR. FLYNN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, in reference to the sale of the estate of Mr. W. Leader, Dromagh, Banteer, county Cork, for which the originating application was lodged in June, 1905, whether the Estates Commissioners have yet succeeded in procuring the reinstatement and resettlement of the evicted tenants, Denis Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Cronin; whether the landlord has yet made any offer to the Commissioners of the sale of any portion of the untenanted land in his possession, with a view to settling other deserving evicted tenants of the locality on economic holdings, and the applotment of land amongst the labourers of the locality; and, if so, what action has been taken by the Commissioners.
The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have now received their inspector's report upon the applications of the two persons mentioned, and will consider it in due course. The estate, for the sale of which proceedings have been instituted, comprises, in addition to tenanted land, 1,080 acres of untenanted land which the vendor proposes to sell to the Commissioners, and of which he proposes to repurchase 880 acres. The Commissioners have not yet ruled on the application.