To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have yet considered the application of MR. Joseph Philpott, Knocknacolon, Kanturk (No. 2986, E.C.); and, if not, whether, in view of the fact that the purchase agreements with his sub-tenants were lodged in August, 1905, and that this gentleman has to continue paying a rent-charge of £219 yearly to the head landlord in addition to tithe rent-charges, and in view of other exceptional circumstances already made know to them, the Commissioners will consent to take this application out of order and priority and deal with it promptly.
( Answered by MR. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have decided that they cannot deal with MR. Philpott's estate out of its due order of priority, and they have so informed that gentleman.