MB. WILLIAM REDMOND
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state the total number of evicted tenants in the County Clare at present and the number who have been provided with holdings or are about to be provided with holdings.
§ MR. BIRRELL
Up to 31st May last, the Estates Commissioners had received 413 applications from evicted tenants or their representatives for reinstatement in County Clare. In eighty-nine of these cases the applicants have been reinstated; 173 applications have been rejected; and seventy-nine cases are in process of being dealt with or are under the Commissioners' consideration. The remaining seventy-two applications were received subsequent to 1st May, 1907, and consequently they cannot be dealt with under the Evicted Tenants Act of that year, but will be inquired into by the Commissioners if and when the estates 618 upon which the evicted holdings are I situate come before them to be dealt with.