HC Deb 19 March 1907 vol 171 cc674-5

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have reinstated all the evicted tenants on the Vandeleur property in West Clare on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 12th, 13th and 14th instant; and whether, if all were not reinstated, he will make inquiries why they were not, and when they will be reinstated.

The CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. Birrell, Bristol, N.)

The †See Col. 485. Estates Commissioners are aware that their inspector has been engaged for several days past in restoring evicted tenants on the Vandeleur Estate, but they have not yet received his Report in the matter, and in the meantime are unable to furnish details.


Will the right hon. Gentleman continue to use his influence with the Estates Commissioners with a view to settling these West Clare tenants?


I do not think the Estates Commissioners require any pressure from me. They are most anxious to expedite their work.