§ MR. MEAGHER
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state what was the number of evicted tenants entitled to reinstatement under the Act of 1903 in county Kilkenny at the date of the passing of the Act; and how many of those have been restored to their own or equivalent holdings.
The Estates Commissioners have received 153 applications from persons seeking reinstatement as evicted tenants in county Kilkenny. They have not yet had time to ascertain the nature of the claims of all of these persons, but will make enquiries as soon as may be possible. Three evicted tenants have been reinstated in this county to the knowledge of the Commissioners.