§ MR. JOHN ROCHE (Galway, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether application has been made to the Estates Commissioners to purchase the estate of Miss Kathleen Ffrench, Monivea, county Galway, and, if so, the date of the application; whether the Estates Commissioners have yet taken any steps in the matter, or when they intend to do so; and whether, before taking any steps, the Estates Commissioners will satisfy themselves that the tenants on the estate are in full possession of the terms of sale and the number of years purchase they will be called upon to pay for their holdings.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The documents relating to this estate were received by the Estates Commissioners in July, 1906, and are at present in the hands of an inspector who has been directed to estimate the price which the Commissioners may offer. Before purchasing the estate, the Commissioners will satisfy themselves that at least three-fourths of the tenants are willing to buy at their estimated price.