§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Chief Secretary whether, with view to preventing the waste of time and labour in searching for different estates in the order of priority schedule in the Estates Commissioners' office, he will direct that schedule by counties shall be prepared which, whilst retaining the schedule num- 186W ber and cash number of each estate, shall enumerate the position of that estate in relation to other estates in the same county?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that each estate is given on the record of proceedings reference number to the principal registers (referred to by the hon. Member as "priority schedules") and the Commissioners are not of opinion that there is any difficulty or waste of time and labour in obtaining the relative priority of any estate. After the 1st instant estates will, under the recent regulations, be entered in subsidiary registers in their respective priorities, and further sub-division of these registers into county registers would not effect any useful purpose.