§ MR. GINNELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland who is the purchase inspector on behalf of the Estates Commissioners in Westmeath; how soon will the Featherston-Whitney estate, Newpass, Rathowen, be inspected; and will labourers and applicants for enlargement of holdings on and adjoining the estate be informed of the date, and be seen by the inspector.
The Estates Commissioners inform me that their inspectors are not permanently assigned to districts, but are frequently changed from one district to another. The estate referred to will probably be inspected early next year. It is the practice of the inspectors to give due notice of their intended inspection to the tenants of the holdings, 939 and also to applicants for untenanted land when they consider it necessary.