§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, seeing that the Evicted Tenants Commission gave the number of evicted farms that had been taken by new tenants up to the date of their report, he sees any reason why these figures should not be brought up to date?
MR. J. MORLEY
The report of the Evicted Tenants Commission con- 176 tains, at pages 13 and 21, returns of the number of farms relet to, or purchased by, new tenants, and also the number of tenants reinstated, by purchase or otherwise, on 17 specified estates which formed the subject of investigation by the Commission. This information was prepared from evidence obtained under the powers vested in the Commission, and I am willing, under the special circumstances, to have the returns which I have indicated brought down to the present date. The preparation of the revised returns will be undertaken without unnecessary delay, and I hope will be ready for the Committee stage of the Bill.