HC Deb 23 June 1893 vol 13 cc1770-1
MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he could state to the House how many evicted tenants were out of their holdings in August last, and how many have been reinstated up to the 1st June last; and whether he can give the figures separately of the Plan of Campaign estates?


For the reasons referred to in my reply to a somewhat similar question addressed to me on the 28th April last by the hon. Member for South Hunts, I fear it is not possible to supply the information now asked for.


Then are we to understand that there has been no result from the considerable expenditure and inconvenience caused by the Evicted Tenants Commission?


Information is given in the Report with regard to the number of evicted tenants and new tenants, or planters as they are called; and if the hon. Member wishes that information brought up to date I will see what can be done. I do not, however, think it is expedient.

MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

May I ask whether the Returns appearing in the Report were furnished by the police, or were they merely sent in by the tenants?


I am afraid I cannot answer that without notice.