§ MR. FETHERSTONHAUGH (Fermanagh, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners have received and considered applications for reinstatement, as evicted tenants, from John Bacon, evicted from the lands of Milltown, on the Castle Archdale estate, and John Cassidy, evicted from the lands of Aughnagaffert, on the Aileen estate; and will these men be reinstated or supplied with new holdings.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. BIRRELL,) Bristol, N.
The Estates Commissioners have received and considered the applications referred to. In the case of John Bacon, the Commissioner considered the applicant to be unsuitable to manage a farm, and moreover the evicted holding is in the occupation of a tenant purchaser. John Cassidy is already in temporary possession of the holding from which he was evicted, and the Commissioners will further consider his case when the estate on which the holding is situate comes before them.