HC Deb 28 October 1908 vol 195 c258

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners had taken any steps to enforce the provisions of the Evicted Tenants (Ireland) Act, 1907, for the purpose of restoring Mr. John F. McQuade to the holding from which he was formerly evicted in the townland of Drumkirk, on the Irvine estate, County Fermanagh; and, if not, what is the cause of delay on the part of the Commissioners in acquiring this holding, seeing that it has been under their consideration for over three years, and the present tenant has offered to accept the compensation offered him by the Commissioners.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners have not taken any steps to acquire eompulsorily under the Evicted Tenants Act the holding referred to, nor having regard to the inquiries which they have made do they propose to do so.