Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Division of Drought Estate (Offaly).

asked the Minister for Lands and Fisheries to state whether a division scheme has been sanctioned in connection with the Drought Estate, Ridgemount, Kilcormac, Offaly, and, if so, when same is likely to be put into operation.

The scheme for the division of the untenanted lands of Ballybrackan or Ridgemount, containing 278a. 2r. 10p., has been approved and will be put into operation in a very short time.

Does that mean within the next six months?

Probably within a few weeks—certainly this session.