HC Deb 24 June 1907 vol 176 c853
DR. AMBROSE (Mayo, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the O'Donel estate at Newport, county Mayo, has yet come before the Judge of the Landed Estates Court for sale; and, if so, why was it not sold.

(Answered by Mr. Birr ell) I beg to refer the hon. Member to my Answer to his Question on this subject on 1st March, when I indicated that the Congested Districts Board were prepared to make an offer to purchase the estate as soon as it should be ready for sale. The solicitor in charge of the proceedings for sale has since been in communication with the Board on the subject, but the matter has not yet reached a stage at which the Board can make a formal offer for purchase. The Land Judge has directed that the matter shall be expedited as much as possible.