§ Mr. HACKETT
asked the Chief Secretary whether the tenants on the estate of Charles Lloyd, Lisheen, Templemore, county Tipperary, purchased the holdings in 1905; and whether he can state what are the reasons for the delay in carrying out the sale and in vesting the holdings in the tenants?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that the agreements entered into by the tenants for the purchase of their holdings direct from the owner under the Irish Land Act, 1903, were lodged with the Commissioners in February, 1906. The estate has not yet been reached in order of priority, but the Commissioners hope to be in a position to deal with the property during the financial year commencing 1st April next.