§ Mr. O'DONNELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the holding of William O'Brien, Ardcanaght, Rae estate, Keel, county Kerry, was inspected and reported on as to price by the inspector from the Estates Commissioners before the estate was taken over by the Congested Districts Board; whether, when the Board took over the estate, they had this price before them; and why they had not given him the benefit of it since?
§ Mr. DUKE
The holding referred to was inspected and valued by an inspector of the Estates Commissioners before the estate was taken over by the Congested Districts Board, and the Board had before them the Commissioners' estimate of price. The Board are collecting interest in lieu of rent on the purchase price at which the tenant agreed to purchase the holding, and the tenant is getting the corresponding benefit.