HC Deb 04 March 1897 vol 46 cc1590-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether he can now state the number of applications which have been made to the Land Commission by evicted tenants under Section 47 of the Land Law (Ireland) Act 1896; the result of these applications; the names of the landlords on whose estates the applications have been made and the number of applications on each estate; how many tenants have been restored to their holdings under Section 47; and (2) whether the Government propose to take any further steps to carry out the policy of that section?


The number of applications received by the Land Commission under the 47th Section of the Act of 1896 is 447. In twelve of these cases the applications were consented to by the landlord; in 295 cases objections were made by the landlord; in G 9 cases the applications were refused as not coming within the provisions of the section; and in six cases the applications have been withdrawn. The remaining 65 applications are still pending. No tenants have yet been reinstated under this section. As I have already intimated to the hon. Member, it would be undesirable that the names of the landlords on whose estates these applications have been made should be published. The answer to the last paragraph of the question is in the negative.