§ Mr. REDDY
asked why the Estates Commissioners refused to purchase the untenanted land on the estate of O'Hara Trench, near Banagher, King's County; and whether this land has now been taken over by eleven months' graziers, amongst the latter being Mr. Burdett, a landlord who is letting his own land on the eleven months' system?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners have purchased and distributed the untenanted land on the estate referred to. They refused to purchase the holding held by Captain Burdett as tenant unless it was sold to them as untenanted land for the purpose of distribution. The Commissioners have been informed that the vendors received a higher offer for the lands than that named by the Commissioners, and that, being trustees for sale, they had accepted the higher offer.