§ 8. Mr. FITZPATRICK
asked what steps the Estates Commissioners have taken to acquire the Scott estate at Killeany, Mountrath, Queen's County, which was offered for sale to them by the owner some years ago?
It is presumed that the hon. Member refers to the estate of R. M. Marsh, at Killeany, Queen's County, the owner of which wrote to the Estates Commissioners shortly before the outbreak of war expressing his willingness to sell the property under the Land Purchase Acts. The Commissioners furnished him with an estimate of the price, but as the purchase money would, under the Act of 1909, be payable in Guaranteed 3 per Cent. Stock, which, in existing financial conditions, cannot be realised for the purpose of redeeming superior and other interests, the question of the sale has been deferred.