§ MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if the negotiations for the purchase of James Brett's farm, Tannerhill, from Captain Walker, with a view to restore the evicted tenant, has been successful; and, if not, will the Estates Commissioners take up the farm compulsorily and sell it to the evicted tenant.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) No purchase agreement in respect of this farm has as yet been lodged with the Estates Commissioners, but the estate is pending for sale and will shortly be inspected, when the matter will be further inquired into.