§ MR. FFRENCH
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Thomas Devereux, Broom Cottage, Drinagh, who was a tenant on the Furlong estate and was evicted twenty-one years ago, has made application to be restored to his home; whether the Estates Commissioners have taken any action in this 690 case; and whether it is known if the landlord who has this farm on his own hands is prepared to sell to the evicted tenant.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The application in question is under the consideration of the Estates Commissioners, who have not yet decided what action, if any, they will take upon it. Some time ago the landlord informed the Commissioners that he required the evicted farm for his own use, but the Commissioners are now making further inquiries in the matter.