§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, how many evicted tenants in county Clare have applied for reinstatement in their holdings, and how many have been reinstated; and whether an inspector will be sent by the Estates Commissioners to inquire into their position.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that they have received applications for reinstatement from 215 persons claiming as evicted tenants in the county Clare. The Commissioners have information that ten of these have been reinstated. They intend to make inquiries into the cases of the other evicted tenants in the county as soon as possible, and I should hope that proceedings will be more rapid than heretofore now that inspectors have been appointed for the purpose.