§ MR. WILLIAM O'BRIEN (Co k)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the reason for the delay in furnishing the promised Return from the Estates Commissioners of operations under the Evicted Tenants Act of 1906; and how soon the Return will be laid upon the Table of the House.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Return in question has been in the printers' hands for some time and proofs have been revised. The Estates Commissioners hope to present the Return early next week. The Return is a complicated one, and, being the first, it covers the period extending from the passing of the Act of 1903 up to 31st December last, and a considerable time has necessarily been taken in its preparation. Future Returns will regularly be presented quarterly as prescribed by the Evicted Tenants Act.