§ MR. SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state the number of tenants who were evicted in South Westmeath during the years 1904, 1905, and for 1906 up to the 1st December; and how many of those or others who were evicted previously were reinstated during these years either by the landlords or through the action of the Irish Estates Commissioners.
§ (Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Estates Commissioners have no information as to the number of tenants who were evicted in South Westmeath in the years mentioned, but, as regards the entire county, they have received applications from six persons evicted in 1904, and from two evicted in 1905, but none from persons evicted in 1906. Two of the persons evicted in 1904 have been reinstated by the landlords. Four persons who were evicted in previous years have also been reinstated by the landlords, and one has been provided by the Commissioners with a farm in another county.