§ Mr. LUNDON
asked the Chief Secretary whether Timothy Kirby, of Morhane, Herbertstown, county Limerick, has signed an agreement for the purchase of his present holding; whether he has over and over again signified his willingness to surrender his present holding to the evicted tenant, Michael Power; on what grounds do the Estates Commissioners refuse to allow Power back to his old holding and supply the grabber with an equivalent elsewhere when the latter is perfectly willing to take it; and, in the interests of the peace of the district, will the Commissioners even now take steps to bring about an amicable arrangement by removing Kirby and placing Power in his father's home?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Kirby has not signed a purchase agreement. He has stated that he is willing to surrender his farm if he gets another, but the Estates Commissioners, in the exercise of their discretion, have decided not to provide him with one. They propose to allot Power a farm on certain untenanted lands which they are acquiring.