MR. CULLIN AN (Tipperary, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in a case where the occupier of an evicted farm has purchased it under the Ashbourne Act and is now willing to surrender it on receiving moderate compensation, so that the evicted tenant should be reinstated, the Estates Commissioners will be prepared to enter into negotiations for that purpose.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The possibility of carrying out the suggested 408 arrangements will, I think, in most cases depend on a point decided by Mr. Justice Meredith in a recent case as to the proper construction of Section 9, Subsection 4, of the Act of 1891. The learned Judge's decision has been or is about to be appealed against. Pending the result of the appeal a definite reply cannot be given to the Question.