Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Bond Estate, County Longford.

asked the Minister for Lands if he will state (a) if the scheme for the division of the Bond Estate, Ballyhoolivan, County Longford, has been approved; (b) if he can state the names of the allottees, and (c) when possession is likely to be given to the allottees.

A scheme for the division of the Bond Estate, Ballyhoolivan, County Longford, has been approved and the Land Commission hope to be in a position to put it into operation at an early date. It is not customary to disclose the names of the selected allottees prior to the actual allotment.

Will the Parliamentary Secretary indicate the approximate date when possession will be given to the allottees?

I cannot exactly indicate the date at the moment.