§ Mr. JOHN ROCHE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have purchased the Lahiff estate, near New Inn, county Galway, and, if so, will he see that the grass land is distributed between small holders in the neighbourhood and not given to graziers?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners have not yet acquired the estate referred to, but they have made an offer for its purchase to the Land Judge under section 7 of the Irish Land Act of 1903. The applications of small holders in the neighbourhood will be considered in the distribution of the untenanted lands.