§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Wexford, N.)
To ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland if he will state the number of evicted tenants in North Wexford in November, 1903; the number of cases settled since that date; the number of cases in process of settlement; and the amount of money granted to the evicted tenants whose cases have been settled up to the present in North Wexford.
(Answered by Mr. Atkinson.) The Estates Commissioners have received application from 192 persons claiming reinstatement as evicted tenants in this county since the passing of The Irish Land Act, 1903. The applications are not tabulated according to Parliamentary divisions. Of these 192 persons, five are outside the scope of the provisions of the Act. The Commissioners have reinstated thirty-seven in their former or new holdings, and it is hoped to reinstate six others at an early date. The landlords have, it is understood, restored some thirty or more evicted tenants. The Commissioners have advanced sums amounting to £3,674 for the improvement of the holdings of reinstated tenants in the county.