§ MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the purchase agreements with reference to the Ely estate, County Wexford, were lodged with the Estates Commissioners in July, 1906, and that nothing more has since been done; and can he say if there is yet any prospect of the inspection taking place and the sale being carried out.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The purchase agreements in this case were lodged on the date mentioned and the estate will be dealt with in its turn. Having regard to the large number of estates in respect of which purchase agreements were lodged on earlier dates, the Estates Commissioners are not in a position to say when the estate will be inspected.