§ MR. LUNDON
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland can he say what progress the Estates Commissioners have made in restoring to his evicted farm in Moohan, Herbertstown, county Limerick, on the Croker estate, Michael Power; is he aware that the Commissioners' inspector was with Kirby the planter, on the 6th instant; will he say if Kirby said to the inspector that he was prepared to leave, provided they supplied him with another farm on the Croker Estate; and, if so, are they taking steps to do so.
The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have caused inquiry to be made into the case of Michael Power, evicted tenant. Power has been offered a portion of the untenanted land on the estate, but has so far refused to accept any but the holding from which he was evicted. It does not appear to be the case that Kirby, the present occupant of the farm, has informed the inspector that he was prepared to surrender the farm if another holding were given to him. On the contrary, the inspector has reported that Kirby is not prepared to surrender the holding and accept another in lieu thereof.