§ MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can say if the Land Judge gave his consent to the eviction of Joseph Brooks and his family, of Clonkeen, Queen's County, which was carried out by the receiver, Mr. Kennedy Mullingar, last month; and whether, as other evictions are threatened on the M'Neale estate, the Estates Commissioners will intervene to effect a settlement, proposals to purchase their holdings by the tenants having broken down.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) I am informed by the Registrar of the Land Judge's Court that, so far as he can ascertain, no proceedings for the sale of the estate referred to are pending in that court. The Estates Commissioners have no information in the matter, but if any application should be made to them by any of the persons concerned they will consider whether the matter is one in which they can properly intervene.