HC Deb 10 July 1905 vol 149 cc92-3
MR. POWER (Waterford, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland in how many cases and on what estates in the county Waterford have the Estates Commissioners entered into negotiation with landlords with the view of reinstating evicted tenants; what has been the result of such negotiations; have the Estates Commissioners been able to acquire any land, and, if so, how much for the reinstatement of evicted tenants on other parts of the estate from which such tenants were evicted, or on any other estate, in cases where the farms previously occupied by them have been let.


There have been negotiations in fourteen cases. Seven evicted tenants have been reinstated. The Commissioners have acquired a holding of forty acres for the reinstatement of another tenant, and proceedings are pending for the acquisition of 456 acres for the restoration of three others.


Will the right hon. Gentleman communicate with the Estates Commissioners, with a view to inducing them to open negotiations with landlords who have large tracts of vacant land available?


I should like to consider that.