§ MR. SHEEHY (Meath, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the sale of the Rathregan estate, Westmeath, has been sanctioned by the Estates Commissioners; whether the Commissioners were aware that William Allen, a tenant on the property, sold a portion of his farm to Messrs. Wallace, of Dublin; whether the said farm is 500 acres in extent; and whether the Commissioners, having regard to the decision in the Ward case, are prepared to advance public money for the purchase of Allen's divided farm.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners are unable to identify the estate referred to in the Question unless the name of the owner is furnished.