§ MR. GINNELL
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, having regard to the fact that on taking office he cancelled and superseded certain regulations and instructions affecting the sale of land, because they conflicted ith the law and with the intentions of Parliament, whether he will take steps to prevent the sale of Colonel Malone's estate being carried out, for the benefit of two graziers and to the permanent detriment of sixty necessitous families, under the old instructions and in a way which the Estates Commissioners would not permit under the regulations and instructions now in force.
§ (Answered by Mr. Bryce.) I am afraid that I cannot with advantage add any thing to the very full replies which I gave to the hon. Member's Questions on this subject on 17th instant.†The power of making advances for land purchase is vested by law in the Estates Commissioners. The hon. Member must understand that the construction which he places on the regulations is not admitted.