MR. JOHN ROCHE (Galway E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that an evicted tenant named William O'Neill was promised £100 to stock a farm which he got at New Inn, county Galway; whether he can state the amount he received; and will he direct that the balance will be paid him without further delay.
The Estates Commissioners inform me that they sanctioned free grants of £130 for building and £45 for stock to William O'Neill, an evicted tenant, to whom they allotted a parcel of land. Up to the end of last month the entire grant for stock had been issued, and all but £20 of the grant for building. The inspector, under whose supervision the building grant is being expended, has now been directed to make such further payments as the work done justifies.