§ MR. POWER (Waterford, E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the cause of the delay in restoring George Crowley, an evicted tenant on the Beresford estate, Kilmacthomas Union, County Waterford, to his former holding, seeing that the landlord is selling his estate and seeing that Crowley's farm is on the hands of the landlord.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The holding formerly occupied by Crowley is now worked by the landlord as a home farm in connection with his demesne, and the Estates Commissioners are of opinion that the holding cannot be acquired for the evicted tenant. The Commissioners have offered Crowley another holding on the estate, and have intimated that they would be prepared to make him a grant of £200 to assist him in working it, but Crowley has, through his solicitor, refused the offer.