§ 92. Mr. JAMES O'KELLY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that the tenants of that portion of the Keogh estate situated in the parish of Kiltrustan and comprising the townlands of Moyglass, Ballygarden, and Skelp, more than six years ago signed purchase agreements, and have ever since been paying 4 per cent. on the purchase money; 804 and whether he will use his influence to have the sales completed and those tenants relieved from paying that percentage?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
This estate is the subject of proceedings for sale direct by the owner to the tenants, and the Estates Commissioners have no power to deal with it except in its order of priority, and, having regard to the claims of other estates, they are not at present in a position to say when it will be reached.