§ Mr. EDWARD O'KELLY
asked why the Estates Commissioners failed to fence the portion of land in Kiltegan apportioned to Hugh Byrne, when all the other plots, save one, were fenced by that body; and why has an exception been made in Byrne's case?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that the plot allotted to Hugh Byrne is contiguous to that allotted to the guardians of Baltinglass Union for a dispensary residence, and the Commissioners are under no obligation to fence either plot. They have, in the exercise of their discretion, erected fences in the case of some allotments made to small farmers, making the cost repayable as part of the purchase money, but they are not prepared to make a loan to Byrne for the purpose. It is open to the guardians to protect themselves by fencing their own plot.