HC Deb 13 June 1907 vol 175 cc1577-8

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have received an application for a holding from Archibald M'Farland, who was evicted, for non-payment of rent, from a holding on the Castle Archdale estate, in the county Fermanagh; have the Commissioners inquired into the application or reported thereon; and have they acquired any lands in county Fermanagh suitable for provision of new holdings for evicted tenants.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have inquired into the application for reinstatement received from Archibald M'Farland, whose former holding has been purchased under the Land Acts by the occupying tenant. The Commissioners have placed M'Farland's name on their list as that of a person suitable to receive an allotment of land. The Commissioners, however, have not yet acquired any untenanted lands in county Fermanagh for the purpose of providing new holdings for such persons.