HC Deb 01 May 1907 vol 173 cc889-90

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state whether the investigations into the claims of the evicted tenants of Ireland for reinstate- † See cols. 847–850 ment under the Act of 1903 have been completed; if not, whether he can give any idea as to the number of cases in which the investigations have been made, and when the entire work will be completed; and whether he can give the results of the investigations made up to the present.


The Estates Commissioners inform me that of the 6,680 applications received up to 5th February last, 5,321 have been investigated, and they expect that the remaining 1,359 will be investigated by the end of May, the date mentioned by me on the 14th February last as the date on which it was hoped that the inquiries into these applications would be completed. I do not propose to make any detailed statement as to the result of investigations until the end of this month.