Written Answer. - Uneconomic Holdings in Mayo.

asked the Minister for Lands and Fisheries whether he is aware that the farm owned by Mrs. Albert Beckett, Knockrower, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, is advertised for sale by public auction on the 6th November next; whether he is also aware that there are in the immediate neighbourhood of the farm thirteen uneconomic holdings, and whether he is prepared to instruct the Land Commission to acquire the farm with a view to increasing these holdings.

The Land Commission have had inquiry made regarding the lands of Knockrower, which are subject to a Land Purchase annuity, and do not propose to take any action in the matter.