§ MR. WILLIAM O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland how many evicted tenants have been reinstated or otherwise provided for under the voluntary provisions of the Land Purchase Act of 1903, and how many under the compulsory powers of the Evicted Tenants Act of 1906.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The total number of evicted tenants who have been reinstated under the voluntary provisions of the Act of 1903 is 1,546, and the number reinstated under the compulsory provisions of the Evicted Tenants Act, 1907, is nine, making a total of 1,555. Proceedings for the restoration of other evicted tenants under the Act of 1907 are in progress. The Commissioners find that in many cases in which their proposals as to the restoration were refused prior to the passing of the Evicted Tenants Act, the notification by them of their intention to put the compulsory provisions of that Act into operation have resulted in the voluntary reinstatement of the evicted tenant by the landlord on the terms previously refused.