§ Mr. LUNDON
asked the Chief Secretary whether the vesting orders have been issued in the estate of Lord Cork in and around Charleville, in the county of Cork; if so, was anything done in the case of Robert Emmett, of Ballinagort, Charleville, and others whose land is flooded frequently by the fact that the river banks are not kept up; and, in view of the fact that this man Emmett was a short time ago asked by the agent on the property to come to an agreement on this matter, whether anything was done by the Commissioners to keep back money to fix up the river banks; and, if not, why was not a second inspection carried out according to promise?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that the purchase money of this estate has been advanced2242W and the holdings vested in the purchasing tenants. The question of the liability of the lands to flooding was considered by the Commissioners when they were dealing with the estate, and they sanctioned such advances as they considered secured on the lands. No portion of the purchase money was retained for the purposes indicated in the concluding portion of the question, nor are they aware of any promise such as that referred to in the final paragraph.