Mr. C. MACVEIGH (Donegal, E.)
I beg to ask the chief Secretary to the 248 Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the application of James Allison, Munfad, county Donegal, to the Estates Commissioners to be reinstated in his farm containing 125 acres, rent £75, situated on the Brassy estate, near Newtown Cunningham, county Donegal, from which he was evicted seven years ago; whether he can state if an inspector visited the farm, and, if so, when; and will he say what is the cause of the delay in reinstating Allison in his former holding.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners do not intend to take any steps for the reinstatement of Allison in his former holding, which is now in the occupation of a tenant. The applicant's name has, however, been noted as that of a suitable person to work a farm, and the Commissioners will consider his case in connection with the distribution of any untenanted land which they may acquire in the locality.