§ MR. CLANCY (Dublin County, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to a resolution passed by the North Dublin Rural District Council, at its meeting on November 28th, in which complaint is made that, while evicted tenants in Dublin county are still unprovided with holdings, evicted and other tenants from other parts of Ireland have had holdings found for thorn in that county; what is the total number of evicted tenants belonging to Dublin county of whom the Estates Commissioners have a record, and how many of that number have been put back on the land as purchasers; and whether he proposes to take any action in reference to the resolution of the North Dublin District Council.
I have seen a copy of the resolution referred to. The Estates Commissioners inform me that fifty-one applications have been received from persons who state that they were evicted from holdings situate in county Dublin. So far two of the applicants have been provided with holdings on untenanted land acquired by the Commissioners. Such of the, other cases as may be found 1197 on investigation to come within the provisions of the Act, and are approved by the Commissioners, will be dealt with as soon as possible. The matter is within the discretion of the Estates Commissioners under the provisions of the Act.