§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state the total acreage of the untenanted land which the owners who have been approached, under Regulation V. of the Regulations of the 13th February, 1906, have intimated their willingness to sell to the Estates Commissioners for the reinstatement of evicted tenants.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that 271 of the owners who have been approached under Regulation V. of the Regulations of 13th February, 1906, have intimated their willingness to sell lands to the Estates Commissioners, but of these only 160†See page 370.539 have furnished particulars of the lands they are willing to sell, which lands comprise an area of 57,814 acres. In ten of these 160 cases in which the Commissioners have estimated the prices the owners have replied that they are willing to sell the lands, comprising 4,846 acres, at the estimated prices.