HC Deb 17 February 1908 vol 184 c449
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland how many evicted tenants were in the county Wicklow on 31st December, 1904; how many, if any, were restored to their holdings or to other holdings in the years 1905, 1906, and 1907: how many claims to restoration have been rejected by the; Estates Commissioners; and whether he could give the names of the rejected claimants, and the names of their landlords.


The Estates Commissioners are at present preparing for presentation to Parliament the Return prescribed by Section 3 of the Evicted Tenants Act, 1907, which will contain particulars of all cases of the restoration of evicted tenants. I must ask the hon. Member to await the appearance of that Return. It would be undesirable to divert the Commissioners' staff to the preparation of Returns relating to particular districts.


When will the Return be ready?


In a month or two; I cannot say definitely.