§ MR. HALPIN (Clare, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. Richard Stackpoole, of Edenvale, Ennis, evicted John Haugh, his wife, and eight young children at Farrihy, two weeks ago; whether he will use his influence with the Estates Com-missioners to take action in this case by serving Mr. Stackpoole with notice that; they may be able to reinstate this family.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that, having regard to the recent date of the eviction, the case referred to in the Question is not one to which the compulsory powers of the Evicted Tenants Act of last session could be applied. Purchase agreements in respect of the estate referred to have, however, been lodged with the Commissioners, and they will inquire into the matter of the eviction when the estate comes to be dealt with in due course.
§ MR. HALPIN
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether it is a fact, that at the recent quarter sessions at Kilrush—the capital of West Clare—the County Court Judge was presented with white gloves, and that he complimented the Grand Jury on the peaceable state of the division of this county, and whether harsh evictions like Haugh's may bring disturbances in the divisions?