§ Mr. FETHERSTONHAUGH
asked the Chief Secretary if he is in a position to state approximately the date at which it is anticipated that the sales agreed on under the Irish Land Act, 1903, prior to 1st November, 1908, will be completed and the purchase money paid; and what is the present amount of purchase money (cash and stock, respectively) necessary to finance the sales agreed on up to 1st November, 1908?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that the purchase agreements in direct sales lodged prior to 1st November, 1908, and still remaining to be dealt with represent advances of £42,744,340. The Commissioners cannot say when these cases may be disposed of. As regards the applications for payment partly in stock and partly in cash or wholly in stock, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the question asked by the hon. Member for East Clare on. 7th April.