§ Mr. JOHN O'DONNELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that the Estates Commissioners started building a road in the townland of Cloonball, Mayo Abbey electoral division of the Claremorris Union, and on the Claremorris estate; that that work has been unnecessarily delayed; that the tenants are paying interest on a sum of £100 allowed for making this road, although a sum of £50 has not yet been expended; and, if so, whether he will bring the necessary pressure to bear in this public body with a view to having this work completed and the inconvenience from which the tenants suffer removed?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that the entire advance sanctioned for the road in question, together with a sum by way of free grant, has been expended, and that the road has been completed. The. tenants were not required to pay any interest on the amount advanced for improvements and included in the purchase price of their holdings until the work had been completed and the holdings were vested in them.1128W