§ MR. VINCENT KENNEDY (Cavan, W.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the 1444 Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state whether the Estates Commissioners have acquired, or are about to acquire, the lands of Aughacreira and Moydristian, in the parish of Ballymachugh, County Cavan, the property of Mr. William Webb; what is the area of the lands mentioned; and, in view of the fact that the surrounding holdings are uneconomic, will this land be reserved for the evicted tenant on the estate and the small local tenant purchasers who recently signed purchase agreements.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have not acquired the lands referred to in the Question, but they have directed inquiries to be made with regard to the untenanted land owned by Mr. Webb. They are not at present in a position to give the further information asked for.