§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that in the case of the sale of the Crofton estate, at Kiltycreevagh, County Longford, arrangements for sale had been completed between the former owner and his tenants, but that on his death his successors have refused to continue the negotiations and instituted a campaign of eviction instead; and will he therefore direct the attention of the Estates Commissioners to this case with a view to their interference in the interests of peace in the locality.
§ MR. BIRRELL
I have already informed the hon. Member that the Estates Commissioners have no knowledge of the matters referred to in the Question, and that they do not consider the case to be one in which they could interfere. No proceedings for the sale of the estate have come before the Commissioners.