§ MR. FFRENCH
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that James Brett, evicted tenant belonging to the estate of T. J. Walker, esq., expressed himself satisfied to pay the same number of years purchase as that paid by the other tenants, although this was considered an excessive price for the evicted farm by three practical farmers who are large holders in the neighbourhood; and if he can say why James Brett is not put back in his farm at a reasonable price.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners are unable to add anything to the reply already given to the hon. Member, namely, that they are negotiating for the purchase of the estate in question, but an 101 agreement has not yet been arrived at as to the price of the holding formerly occupied by James Brett.