§ MR. WILLIAM ABRAHAM (Cork County, N. E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will ascertain from the Estates Commissioners the cause of the delay in the reinstatement of Mrs. Margaret Rice in her old holding of Coole Upper, near Fermoy, on the M'Causland estate, County Cork.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have made a formal offer for the purchase of Mrs. Rice's former holding. This offer has been accepted by the owner, and it is expected that Mrs. Rice will be reinstated at an early date.