§ MR. POWER (Waterford, E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what steps have been taken by the Estates Commissioners to reinstate on the lands of Cullinagh, Kilmeaden, County Waterford, an evicted tenant named Hickey who has made application for reinstatement; are the lands from which Hickey was evicted on the hands of the landlord, Mr. Kelly; 1627 and, if so, can the compulsory powers of the Evicted Tenants Act be applied in this case.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have made an offer to the landlord for the purchase of the holding which was formerly occupied by Michael Hickey and is now in the landlord's possession. The landlord has refused the offer, and the Commissioners have directed further inquiry to be made in the case, with a view to considering the question of exercising the powers conferred by the Evicted Tenants Act.