§ Mr. LUNDON
asked what is the cause of the delay in having the sale of Earl Kenmare's property completed, having regard to the fact that purchase agreements have been signed since 1905; can the Estates Commissioners say how soon the property may be vested; and whether such will be done this year?
§ Mr. REDMOND BARRY
The Estates Commissioners inform me that if the hon. Member refers to the Earl of Kenmare's estate situate in county Limerick, the majority of the purchase agreements are dated 1st May, 1908, and were lodged in the Land Commission on 21st October, 1908, from which date it takes priority. Having regard to its place in the principal register of direct sales and to the claims of other estates in priority to it, the Commissioners cannot at present say when its turn will be reached, but when so reached it will be dealt with as rapidly as possible.