§ Mr. HACKETT
asked whether the tenants on the estate from which Edmund Barry was evicted have agreed with the landlord to purchase their farms on condition that Edmond Barry is reinstated in his former holding; and, in view of this, will the Estates Commissioners take steps to voluntarily acquire his holding from the present tenant under the Evicted Tenants Act and facilitate the sale of the estate?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
As I have already informed the hon. Member in reply to the question asked by him on the 8th instant, Edmond Barry's former holding is in the occupation of another tenant. The Estates Commissioners are not prepared to interfere in the matter. They offered Barry a holding on another estate, which he refused, and they have decided to take no further action in reference to his application.