§ 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 93 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.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
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.