HC Deb 07 August 1902 vol 112 cc953-4

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland how many leaseholders have fixed fair rents, and how many tenants have been turned into caretakers under the Land Act of 1887.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The number of leaseholders in whose cases fair rents have been fixed was 26,812 to the end of June last. The number of notices served under the 7th Section of the Act in the same period was 78,411. There is no information available showing the proportion of tenants included in the latter number who have been restored to the position of present tenants, but there is good reason for believing that redemptions have been of frequent occurrence. The percentage of actual evictions throughout Ireland under Section 7 of the Act, since it became law, on the total number of notices served under the section is only 9 per cent.