§ 44. Mr. HAYDEN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland the date upon which the agreements between the owner and the tenants on the W. J. Talbot estate at Mount Talbot, Roscommon, were lodged with the Estates Commissioners; and whether he will give any idea when the vesting orders will be issued?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
This estate is the subject of proceedings for sale by the vendor direct to the tenants under the Irish Land Act, 1903, and purchase agreements at prices agreed upon between the parties were lodged with the Estates Commissioners in February, 1908. The estate is not in priority on the principal register of direct sales (all cash) for payment during the current financial year, but it is anticipated that, provided the Commissioners' requirements are complied with, the holdings will be vested in the purchasing tenants before the end of the next financial year.