§ MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether an application has been received by the Estates Commissioners on behalf of the evicted tenants upon the Adair (Mountmellick) Estate, Queen's County; and, if so, whether, in view of the fact that this estate has been sold to tbe tenants under the Ashbourne Act, he will state what steps it is proposed to take with reference-to the evicted tenants upon the property who have not been restored to their holdings or otherwise provided for.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
Three such applications have been received. Should the Commissioners have an opportunity of acquiring untenanted land in the neighbourhood, the claims of the applicants will be considered.
In reply to a further Question, Mr. WYNDHAM said he did not pretend to have personal knowledge of all these estates, 68 but he had every confidence in the Estates Commissioners.