§ MR. HEDGES (Kent, Tunbridge)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the present position of the negotiations for the purchase of the estates belonging to Mr. Thomas Manly, and known as the Doonis and Marara Estates, Ballymahon, county Westmeath, the agreement for the sale of which is dated 2nd May, 1905; and whether he can give any information as to the probable date of completion.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that purchase agreements in respect of the estate in 279 question have been lodged with them. The estate has not yet been inspected, and the Commissioners are unable, at the present stage of the proceedings, to state when the sale may be completed.