§ MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if any progress has yet been made with regard to the restoration of the Boxwell evicted tenants: if the Estates Commissioners have offered a price to Mr. Boxwell, the landlord, and if the latter has accepted it; and whether he can say if there is any possibility of the restoration taking place in time to allow the tenants to put in their crops in the coming spring.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The matter of the Boxwell estates has been referred to an inspector, who has also been directed to inquire into the applications received from former tenants. The inspector's Report has not yet been received, but the Estates Commissioners have now directed him to expedite his inquiries in the case.