§ Mr. HAYDEN
asked the Chief Secretary whether he will state the Poor Law valuation of the land rented by the Messrs. Payne on the Pollok estate and the valuation of the land given in exchange for it on the Crofton estate; whether their interest in the former consisted of only twelve years of an unexpired lease; and if the land given to them in return is a fee simple with a terminable annuity?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners are unable, from the information in their possession to state the Poor Law valuation of the lands surrendered by the Messrs. Payne on the Pollok estate. They held these lands on a lease for twenty-one years from 1902, and were offered £3,000 cash for their interest in the lands, but refused 2197W to accept this offer. The Poor Law valuation of the lands of Ballybeg allotted to them is £389. They have signed an undertaking to purchase these lands which, as in the case of all lands sold under the Irish Land Act, 1903, will be vested in the Paynes in fee simple, subject to a land purchase annuity for sixty-eight and a half years.