§ *MR. VINCENT KENNEDY (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state how many estates were before the Estates Commissioners for sale on the 31st October last; how many of these were direct sales; and how many were in respect of sales under Sections 4, 6, and 7.
The Estates Commissioners inform me that on 31st October proceedings for sale were pending before them as follows:—Direct sales by landlords to tenants, 2,906 estates; sales under Sections 4, 6, and 7, 203 estates. These figures are exclusive of 100 estates in regard to which proceedings for sale to the Congested Districts Board are pending.
§ *MR. VINCENT KENNEDY
Can the right hon. Gentleman say approximately when agreements for sale which are filed now will be mature for vesting the holdings in the tenants?