§ MR. WILLIAM ABRAHAM (Cork County, N.E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the attention of the Estates Commissioners has been called to the circumstances under which Mr. George O'Sullivan was compelled to sign agreements for the purchase of his holdings on the Reeves estate, near Killavullen, Mallow, County Cork; and whether the Commissioners will direct an inquiry and inspection of the holdings to be made before giving their sanction to the sale, in order that the system of squeezing tenants to compel them to pay higher prices than tenants who are free agents may be stamped out.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The estate will be inspected in its proper turn. Any representations made to the Estates 1276 Commissioners will be considered before the advances are sanctioned.