§ 80. Mr. O'LEARY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland the reasons for the delay in vesting in the tenants the holdings on the Newman estate, situate in the electoral division of Killeenleigh, in the union of Skibbereen, seeing that purchase agreements were entered into over ten years ago; whether the Estates Commissioners propose to vest these holdings forthwith; and whether he can state what the Estates Commissioners propose to do respecting the three holdings on the estate the tenants of which have refused to sign purchase agreements on the grounds that the terms offered by the landlord were unjust?
§ Mr. DUKE
The holdings were vested in the purchasing tenants on the 14th March, except in one case, in which the tenant was in default in payment of interest in lieu of rent payable under the purchase agreement. The Estates Commissioners were not in a position to advance the purchase money sooner. The three tenants referred to in the last part of the question refused to purchase at the prices offered by the Estates Commissioners. The Commissioners do not propose to take any further action in their cases.