§ MR. GINNELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if evicted farms not let permanently to any tenant are included in the Return of untenanted land; if the Estates Commissioners have in the case of all such farms for which there are eligible applicants asked the owners to sell those farms; and if he will consider the advisability in the public interest of publishing all such replies as are refusals to sell.
The Commissioner of Valuation who prepared the Return informs me that the Answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative, assuming that the landlords are entered as occupiers in the valuation lists. The Estates Commissioners inform me that they intend to inquire from the owners of all untenanted land which consists of evicted farms whether they are willing to sell. As to the concluding part of the Question, I beg to refer to my Answer to the hon. Member on May 28th.††See (4) Debates, clviii., 81.