§ MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether Sir Henry Burke has offered to sell to the Estates Commissioners untenanted lands in his possession at Drum, near Athlone, county Roscommon, for the purpose of enlarging the small holdings upon his estate; and, if so, whether negotiations are in progress on the matter.
§ (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that Sir Henry Burke has recently instituted proceedings for the sale to them of untenanted lands in county Roscommon, including land in the parish of Drum. The case will be dealt with in order of priority.