MR. MACYEIGH (Down, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the matter of Elizabeth Armstrong, tenant on the estate of Sir Samuel Hayes, Drumboe, Stranolar, county Donegal, which estate was sold in 1905 to the Estates Commissioners; whether he is aware that she was sued at the Lifford quarter sessions in October, and decree obtained against her for the old rent; and, if so, whether he will cause inquiry to be made as to why she was not sued for the instalment payable to the Land Commission and not for the old rent.
§ (Answered by Mr. Bryce.) I am informed that the Estates Commissioners have no record of the sale, or of proceedings for the sale, of the estate of Sir Samuel Hayes. Proceedings, however, have been instituted for the sale of the estate of the Hon. Alice Hayes, and the Land Commission have taken proceedings against a tenant on that estate, named Elizabeth Armstrong, for the recovery of interest at the rate of 3½ per centum on the purchase money of her holding, in respect of which she had signed a purchase agreement. The Commissioners have no information as to any proceedings, if any, there were for the recovery of rent.