§ MR. FLYNN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners are now aware of the fact that on the Beardesley Evans estate, Charleville, County Cork, the Messrs. Kincaid, receivers under the Court, gave instructions to their solicitor to proceed against a tenant for the recovery of all rent due, including the running half-gale, contrary to the invariable practice of the estate, as the half-gale in question accrued in times of great scarcity over fifty years ago; and whether, in view of the anxiety of the tenant to purchase on reasonable terms and the fact that the nominal owner receives little or no benefit from the property, the Commissioners will now communicate with the Land Judge with a view to the purchase of this estate.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The estate in question is not for sale in the Land Judge's Court and consequently the provisions o Section 7 of the Act of 1903 do not apply to the case. The Estates Com- 96 missioners cannot, therefore, make an offer for purchase to the Land Judge.