Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Land Acquisition and Division.

asked the Minister for Lands if the Land Commission have considered the propriety of acquiring land for division in the areas of Skerries, Loughshinny and Lusk, County Dublin; and, if so, with what result.

Proceedings have been instituted for the acquisition of three estates in the area in question and several other cases have been noted for investigation.

asked the Minister for Lands if he will state whether the Land Commission have considered the propriety of acquiring the derelict estate at Summerhill, Enfield, County Meath, of Lady Langford, who is an absentee landlord; and, if so, with what result, and if it is not to be acquired whether he will state the reason for not acquiring it in the national interest.

The question of the acquisition of the lands of Summerhill demesne, owned by Lady Langford, is at present under consideration by the Land Commission.

asked the Minister for Lands whether the Land Commission have acquired the Kirwan estate at Gardenfield, Tuam, for division; and, if so, when the lands will be divided.

The Land Commission have not acquired the Kirwan estate at Gardenfield.