§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say what steps have been taken by the Estates Commissioners with a view to the reinstatement of the evicted tenants upon the Sarsfield estate, Carrigane, Carrigtwohill, county Cork; and what is the cause of the delay that has occurred in concluding a settlement.
The Estates Commissioners have made a provisional offer for the purchase of the estate in question, but the owner has so far not accepted it. In the circumstances, the Commissioners are not yet able to deal with the case of the evicted tenants.
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is only a sample ease? Will he satisfy himself as to the need for immediate legislation conferring compulsory powers?