§ MR. WILLIAM ABRAHAM (Cork County, N.E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will explain the cause of delay in the reinstatement of Mrs. Mary Eagan, in her former holding at Caherduggan, on the Nason estate, County Cork, seeing that the landlord has accepted the offer of purchase made by the Estates Com- 74 missioners; and when do the Commissioners expect to be in a position to complete the matter.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I refer to my Answer to the hon. Member's previous Question of 11th February. The owner has since instituted proceedings for the sale to the Estates Commissioners of the evicted farms in question, and as soon as the Commissioners receive possession the evicted tenants will be restored.