§ MR. VINCENT KENNEDY (Cavan, W.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state at what stage the negotiations between the Estates Commissioners and the Land Judge have arrived in the purchase of the estate of A. E. Humphreys, county Cavan; and when may the tenants expect to be allowed an opportunity of purchasing.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that the papers in this case are now with their inspector, who will report in due course. The estate is being dealt with in its order of priority, and, until the Commissioners are in a position to purchase the estate, they can make no arrangements for its resale to the tenants.