§ MR. REDDY (King's County, Birr)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that the farm on the estate of J. J. Lloyd, of Glouster, near Shinrone, King's County, formerly in the possession of Amos J. Doolan, has been purchased by the agent of the property under the Land Purchase Act of last year, and that since the eviction of Doolan this farm has been let on the eleven months' system; and, if so, will he say on what date did this agent become tenant, and on what terms as to rent and tenure; whether he is aware that the Estates Commissioners received an application for re-instatement from Amos J. Doolan; and, if so, will he state the result of this application, and did the Estates Commissioners communicate with the evicted tenant and this agent before sanctioning the sale, and will he supply a copy of the correspondence.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
No application has yet been made to the Commissioners for the sale of this estate; but an application for re-instatement in his former holding has been received from Amos Palmer. I am unable to say, at present, whether he is identical with the ex-tenant named in the Question. I am making further inquiry, however, on this and other matters.