HC Deb 13 May 1907 vol 174 cc594-5

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can now fix the date upon which he will introduce his Bill relating to evicted tenants in Ireland; and will the annual Report of the Estates Commissioners, or a special Report relating to evicted tenants, be available to Members of this House before that date. †See (4) Debates, clxx., 1405.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I have already stated that I hope after the end of this month to make a detailed statement as to the result of the Estates Commissioners' inquiries into the cases of evicted tenants. The Commissioners will make a special Report on the subject, and this will be ready by the middle of June. The decision as to further legislation in regard to evicted tenants will depend upon the facts as shown by the Commissioners' Report.