§ 22. Mr. JOHN ROCHE
asked upon what date Lord Clanricarde served the writ of injunction on the Congested Districts Board for Ireland to prevent their purchasing his estate under the Land Act of 1909; what delay was consented to by the Board: what is the present position of the case; and what explanation is offered for the delay that has occurred in this matter?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The writs of injunction were served on the Congested Districts Board on the 28th February, 1912. The Board did not consent to any delay in the proceedings but, on the contrary, the Master of the Rolls in April, 1912, at their instance, made the plaintiff's counsel undertake to expedite the proceedings. As the plaintiff did not give notice of trial for the Michaelmas sittings, the Board have taken steps with the object of having the injunction proceedings adjudicated upon during next month.