§ MR. DOLAN (Leitrim, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Land 75 Commission has yet sanctioned the advance of a sum of money to Mrs. Dickson to enable her to purchase a grazing farm described as a demesne on the Dickson estate, situate at Tawley, near Tulloghan, in the county of Leitrim, the sale of which to Mrs. Dickson was approved by the Land Judge's Court in 1904.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) I am informed by the Registrar of the Land Judge's Court that the proceedings originally contemplated for the sale of the estate in question, under Section 40 of the Act of 1896, have been abandoned, and, as the result of negotiations conducted by the solicitors having carriage of the sale, agreements for sale to almost all the tenants have now been entered into. Much difficulty has been experienced in arranging for allotments of turbary to the various tenants, with the result that the final amendment of the rental has been considerably delayed. These difficulties have now been practically disposed of, and it is expected that the rental will shortly be completed. When this has been done the Land Commission will be in a position to deal with Mrs. Dickson's applications for advances.