§ MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether any claim for the purchase of the Goodall estate, in the county Roscommon, has been laid before the Estates Commissioners; whether it has been represented to the Commissioners that only ten of the tenants agreed to the landlord's terms and fifteen declined; whether, in addition, there is a large quantity of grazing lands in the hands of non-residential tenants; and, if so, whether the Commissioners will approve of the sale as proposed.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that there are thirty-seven tenants on this estate, of whom all but twelve have lodged agreements for purchase. Before sanctioning the sale, the Commissioners intend to have the estate inspected in view of the fact that tenancies in respect of certain large holdings have been created since January, 1901. The inspection will take place as soon as possible.