§ MR. LONSDALE
On behalf of the hon. Member for South Londonderry, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord - Lieutenant of Ireland whether portions of the lands of Donore, Ballivor, county Meath, have recently been sold to the Estates Commissioners and divided by them amongst John Killain, Thomas Fitzsimon, and Joseph Kennedy; whether, prior to the sale to the Commissioners, a cattle-drive took place on these lands in consequence of their being sub-let under the eleven months' grazing system; whether John Killain, Thomas Fitzsimon, and Joseph Kennedy have advertised, or are now advertising, for grazing under the eleven months' system the lands so divided among them by the Commissioners; and, if so, whether the Commissioners will take steps in reference to the matter.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have sold portions of the land of Donore to the persons named in the Question. It is not the case that a cattle-drive took place on. 255 the lands prior to the sale to the Commissioners. The Commissioners have no information as to the alleged letting of lands by the purchasers for grazing.