§ Mr. GILHOOLY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether purchase agreements on the estate of Mr. Edward E. Leigh White, situate in Dursey Island, county Cork, were lodged with the Estates Commissioners in December, 1905; and whether the holdings have been vested in the tenants; and, if not, what is the cause of the delay?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The agreements for purchase in the case of this estate were lodged in December, 1905, but the holdings have not yet been vested. The Estates Commissioners anticipate that the matter will be finally dealt with in the course of the next few months.
§ Mr. LUNDON
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what is the cause of the delay in advancing the purchase money on the estate of Dwyer and others at Scart, Kilteely, county Limerick, as the tenants signed their agreements in June, 1905, and are since paying a high rate of interest, whereas tenants in the neighbourhood who did not sign purchase agreements for six months after them are now paying the usual 3¼ per cent. annuity?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
As I have already informed the hon. Member in reply to the question asked by him on the 28th ultimo, the purchase agreements in this case were not lodged with the Estates Commissioners until January, 1906. The property will be inspected at an early date.