§ MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland the number of applications for reinstatement received from the Estates Commissioners from evicted tenants, and how they had been dealt with.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The total number of applications for reinstatement received to the 5th inst. was 6,680;and of these 3,627 have been investigated with the following results:—1,347 have been rejected either because the applicants were ineligible under the law or were unsuitable for reinstatement for other reasons, 644 have been reinstated, and the remaining 1,636 cases are not yet disposed of. The Estates Commissioners anticipate that the balance of 3,053 cases will have been investigated by May next. The amount authorised to be advanced to tenants for the improvement of their holdings, and the purchase of live stock, etc., is £33,085, of which £27,000 is a free grant.