§ MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state if the agreements signed by the tenants on the Listowel Estate, North Kerry, have been lodged with the Estates Commissioners, and, if so, when; whether he can state if inspection has taken place on the estate, and, if so, when; and whether he can state when the sale will be sanctioned and the holdings vested in the tenants.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that agreements for purchase in respect of the estate in question have been lodged with them and they have had the holdings inspected. They have, however, deferred their ruling in the matter pending the decision of the Judicial Commissioner as to the legality of the addition of arrears of rent to the purchase money, upon which point a question of law has been stated in another case