§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant, of Ireland whether be will state the number of cases in which legal proceedings have had to be instituted by the Land Commission during the last six months to recover from tenant purchasers annuities due under the Irish Land Act of 1903.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL
The number of cases in which the Land Commission directed proceedings to be taken last month for the recovery of land purchase annuities due on 1st December last was 1,074. Payment has since been made in 549 of these cases, leaving only 525 now in arrear out of a total of 38,963 payers of annuities.