§ MR. VINCENT KENNEDY (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state when the estates for sale which are now actually being dealt with by the Estates Commissioners were lodged; what were the names of the last three estates which went through and the counties where situate; how many estates have been entered for sale since the last estates referred to above were received; and what is the amount of the purchase money which the latter estates represent.
§ MR. BIRRELL
Advances are at present being made for the purchase of estates in respect of which the purchase agreements were lodged in February, 1905. The number of estates finally dealt with ranges from ten to twenty each week, and the advances are made according as the cases become ripe, irrespective of the counties in which the estates are situate. Since February, 1905, the Estates Commissioners have received purchase agreements for 2,899 estates, the purchase money of which amounts to £26,091,877.