§ SIR WALTER NUGENT (Westmeath, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if the Estates Commissioners have as yet compulsorily acquired, under the Evicted Tenants Act, that portion of the lands of Mearscourt, near Mayvore, County Westmeath, of which public notice was given on 15th August; and, if so, when Mrs. Wynn and Mrs. Winkel, the tenants evicted from that land, are likely to be reinstated.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The lands on the estate of General Devenish Meares, which the Estates Commissioners propose to acquire compulsorily under the Evicted Tenants Act, have been inspected, and the Commissioners hope to be in a position to make an offer for them at an early date. The Commissioners are not in a position, at this stage of the proceedings, to say when the lands will be acquired or the evicted tenants reinstated.