§ MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, as fully three-fourths of the land of Wexford County has now been sold out, and as many tenants are paying 3½ or 4 instead of 3¼ per cent., an inspector will be sent down in order that the sales may be completed.
§ MR. BIRRELL
I am not in a position to add anything to the reply which 713 I gave to the hon. Member's similar Question on 24th April, namely, that the Estates Commissioners deal with cases of land purchase in order of priority of application, and it would be unfair to other counties that Wexford cases should be taken before their proper turn.
§ MR. FFRENCH
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware there are a large number of cases awaiting settlement?