§ MR. FETHERSTONHAUGH (Fermanagh, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have received and considered applications from Bernard M'Garrahan and William M'Cullagh, sons of evicted tenants on the Ely estate, County Fermanagh, to be restored to the holdings formerly held by their fathers, or to have new holdings allotted to them; and will their claims be considered in the division of the untenanted lands on the Ely estate in the course of the sale now pending.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have received applications from Bernard M'Garrahan and William M'Cullagh, but, as the evictions in respect of which they claim reinstatement took place previous to 14th August, 1878, the applicants do not come within the provisions of Section 2 (1) (d) of the Act of 1903.