§ MR. MAHONY (Meath, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, in future Returns, lie will revert to the custom of giving the number of persons evicted and reinstated as caretakers on the day of eviction; and, whether he will also give the number of caretakers other than those created under section 7 of the Land Act of 1887, who may be removed from their holdings by writ, warrant, or decree?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I have adopted a suggestion made to me by the hon. Member, and have directed that the information he asks for in the first paragraph shall, in future, be included in the Return. I am afraid that there is no authentic information in possession of the police which would enable me to comply with the request contained in the second paragraph.
§ MR. MAHONY
asked, whether no record was kept of the writs or warrants? He only asked for the numbers turned out of their holdings by writ or warrant.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
believed that no record was kept of the kind referred to by the hon. Gentleman. The information he had was obtained from the police, who were called in to protect the Sheriff's officers and watch the proceedings.