§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if the inspector deputed by the Estates Commissioners to make inquiries with the view to the restoration of Mr. John F. McQuade to the holding from which he was formerly evicted in the townland of Drumkirk, on the Irvine estate, County Fermanagh, has yet furnished his report; and, if so, do the Commissioners intend to take immediate steps to restore McQuade to his holding, seeing his case has been under consideration for more than three years.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have considered their inspectors' report upon this case, and have made an offer to the owner for the purchase of the holding from which McQuade was evicted. The Commissioners will endeavour to restore the applicant to his former holding, or in the alternative, to provide him with I another holding.