§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that it is seven years since the tenants on Sir Thomas Finlay's estate in the parish of Templeport, county Cavan, purchased their holdings, and that they have not yet received their vesting orders; and will inquiry be made as to the cause of the delay?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The agreements to purchase from the estates mentioned in this Question were received on various dates between July, 1894, and April, 1898. In 30 of these cases the holdings have been vested in the tenant purchasers; in four cases the applications were either withdrawn or dismissed; in 19 vesting orders have been prepared and will be executed immediately; and in the remaining cases the solicitor having carriage of the proceedings has been called upon to close the matter by an early date. There has been no delay on the part of the Land Commission.
§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether any proposals have been received for the purchase by the tenants of the Finlay estate, in the town lands of Cirrlough and Brackley, in county Cavan?