§ Mr. WILLIAM ABRAHAM
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he would ascertain from the Estates Commissioners whether the sale and purchase of the Cliffe estate, near Fermoy, county Cork, was nearing completion, and what action had the Commissioners taken to bring about the reinstatement of Daniel O'Connor in his former holding on the estate; whether the holding in question was in the occupation of a man named Bird who did not possess the status of a genuine tenant; and if the Commissioners had offered or would offer him a holding of equivalent value elsewhere, and thereby effect the restoration of Daniel O'Connor to his old holding?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have referred the papers in connection with this estate to one of their inspectors. Until his report is received the Commissioners will not be in a position to furnish the information asked for.