§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say whether any progress has been made by the Estates Commissioners with regard to the purchase of the Shelton property, at Beaufort, near Newcastle West, in the County of Limerick.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners are negotiating for the purchase of 300 acres of untenanted land from Mrs. Deane Shelton, and have furnished a preliminary estimate of price but the owner has not yet intimated her acceptance or refusal of the same.