§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Chief Secretary whether the Estates Commissioners will agree to receive a deputation from the tenants on the Douglas estate at Bawn, Kilnashee, Cloonagh, and Cloon-macart, who complain of unfair division of bog and who are prepared either to appear by counsel or by deputation for the assertion of their rights?742W
§ Mr. BIRRELL
As I have already stated in reply to the hon. Member's question for 26th August, the purchase agreements in this estate were only lodged in October last, and some considerable time must elapse before the estate can be dealt with under the Irish Land Act, 1903. The Estates Commissioners do not think that any useful purpose would be served by their receiving a deputation at present, but the matter will be considered when the estate is being dealt with.