HC Deb 07 May 1907 vol 174 c50
MR. CREAN (Cork, S.E.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the present occupier of a farm on the Saughton Estate, in the county of Cork, from which Patrick Collins was evicted, has consented to surrender the holding to Collins; that this farm has been visited by three inspectors from the Estates Commissioners; that these Reports were favourable to the reinstatement of the evicted tenant Collins; and that the present occupier and the evicted tenant were both satisfied with the terms suggested by the several inspectors; and, will he say what is the cause of the delay in restoring the evicted tenant to his old holding.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners understand that the occupying tenant of the holding from which Patrick Collins was evicted is willing to surrender the farm on the terms suggested by them, and arrangements are now being made for the reinstatement of Collins and for giving him assistance by way of free grant as soon as he receives possession.