§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick W.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say whether the agreements signed by tenants on the estate of R. E. Longfield, at Fort Middle, in the county of Limerick, have yet been lodged; whether two tenants on the estate who have refused to accept the terms of purchase will be bound by the action of those who have purchased, without their holdings being inspected by the Estates Commissioners; and when will the lands be vested in the tenants.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that purchase agreements in respect of this estate were lodged with them in August, 1905. The Commissioners will, in due course, inquire into the cases of the tenants who have not signed purchase agreements. An inspection will take place, but the Commissioners are not at present able to say when.