§ Mr. JOHN PHILLIPS
asked whether the Estates Commissioners communicated with H. Bruce Armstrong with a view to acquire the lands of Castlerea and Bawn Upper, in the parish of Moydow, County Longford, in order to reinstate evicted tenants and increase the uneconomic holdings on Bawn Mountain?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have not approached the owner of these lands. They published a notice in the "Dublin Gazette" with a view to the compulsory acquisition of the lands of Bawn under the Evicted Tenants Act, but found that they could not be so acquired.