§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Dr. Condon, of Ballyshannon, county Donegal, sold a small property to his tenants in the immediate vicinity of Ballyshannon two years ago; and will 313 he say, in view of the fact that the property is entirely unencumbered, there being no head rent nor any complication of title, nor yet any parties to whom the funds are to be allocated other than Dr. Condon, the vendor, what is the cause of the delay in forwarding Dr. Condon his money, seeing that the money has been lodged in court for well nigh a year, Dr. Condon receiving neither principal nor interest for that period; and what steps, if any, will be taken to expedite the conclusion of this transaction.
I am informed by the Land Commission that the purchase money in this case was advanced and paid into the Bank of Ireland on March 16th, 1905. After some delay, the vendor's title was lodged on June 5th, 1905, and the examiner's rulings on title were issued within three days. The Judicial Commissioner has already, viz., in November last—called upon the solicitor for the vendor to explain his delay in lodging the required schedule for the distribution of the purchase money, whereupon the solicitor undertook to speed the proceedings. The schedule, however, has not yet been lodged, and I am informed that the cas will, at the first opportunity, be again placed on the judge's list for explanation of the delay.