§ Mr. LUNDON
asked the Chief Secretary whether the Estates Commissioners have come to any agreements for the purchase of the untenanted lands on the Taylor estate, at Faha, Patrickswell, county Limerick; and, in view of the fact that adjoining this grazing land there are nine tenants whose entire land amounts only to 61 acres, and who were in possession of this untenanted land until 1887, when their lease expired, will the Estates Commissioners see that those nine uneconomic holders get preference as regards the applicants for a portion of this land which was, previous to 1883, in their possession?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
These lands have been inspected, and the vendor has intimated his willingness to accept the Estates Commissioners' estimated price. In the allotment of the lands the Commissioners will consider the circumstances of the occupiers of small holdings in the neighbourhood.