HC Deb 30 April 1907 vol 173 c709
MR. HALP1N (Clare, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the number of evicted tenants reinstated in West Clare, especially on the Vandeleur estate, who have received instalments to help them to till their farms, and also the number that have not received instalments; and whether he will use his influence with the Estates Commissioners to give immediate assistance to those who have not received advancements, in order to help them to till their land.


The Estates Commissioners inform me that sixty-two evicted tenants have been reinstated in county Clare. Of these thirty have been rein stated on the Vandeleur estate, and the Commissioners have already sanctioned grants, amounting in all to £2,618, to some twenty-five of the latter tenants. The Commissioners appear to be doing all that can be done in the matter, but in any event I could not interfere with their discretion in such cases.