§ MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a number of householders and business people in the town of Millstreet, county Cork, have signed agreements for 993 the purchase of their premises which form a, portion of the M'Cartie O'Leary estate; have these purchase agreements been filed with the Estates Commissioners; is he aware that middle landlords in the town have signed agreements in respect of a number of houses to the exclusion of the direct occupiers of them; will he state what facilities will be afforded to the occupying tenants to purchase in each instance; and what steps will be taken to redeem the interests of the middle landlords.
(Answered by Mr. Cherry.) Agreements for the purchase of holdings on the estate in question were lodged with the Estates Commissioners on 26th July, 11)07. The agreements include over forty cases of proposed purchase of plots in the town of Millstreet. The question of the exclusion of sub-tenants will be fully considered by the Estates Commissioners when they come to deal with the estate in its order of priority.