§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he will state when the Estates Commissioners propose to proceed with building houses for the new allottees of farms on the Clonfin Thompson estate; and whether, in the case of one or two of these persons, the Commissioners would be prepared, in consideration of some pecuniary advance by the tenants themselves, to extend the dimensions and accommodation of the houses proposed to be erected for them?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The estate referred to has been acquired by the Estates Commissioners, and arrangements have been made for the erection of a dwelling for the evicted tenant, who is to be provided with a holding on the estate, and the existing buildings on the property will be converted into dwelling-houses for the purchasers. The reply to the latter part of the question is in the affirmative.