§ MR. DOLAN
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of i Ireland whether a request under Section 40 of The Irish Land Act, 1896, has been lodged with the Estates Commissioners regarding the Evans estate, Killoman, county Leitrim.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I am in-formed that in February last the Land Judge directed a request under Section 40 of the Land Act, 1896, to be lodged with the Land Commission. It recently came to the knowledge of the Land Judge that the request had not been lodged in pursuance of his direction. On the 19th instant the learned Judge had the case listed before him and expressed his strong disapproval of the action of the solicitors in charge of the proceedings, and ordered the request to be lodged forthwith.