§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the issue of a circular by the firm of Messrs. Whitney and Moore, Solicitors, Dublin to those tenants on the King-Harman (Kenagh) Estate, who refused to sign purchase agreements in consequence of the prices asked by the vendors of the estate, threatening to apply to the Estates Commissioners to exclude them from the purchase unless they sign said agreements within ten days; and, if so, will he state what action he intends to take to preserve the rights of such tenants so threatened.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The Estates Commissioners have no knowledge of the circular in question. Before allowing the holding of a tenant to be excluded, the circumstances of the case will be carefully considered and investigated by the Commissioners.