§ Mr. JAMES O'CONNOR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he could state the number of evicted tenants in the county Wicklow on the 1st January, 1904; how many since that date had been reinstated or provided with other holdings; how many applications for reinstatement had been rejected; and how many had the Estates Commissioners promised to restore to their own farms or to other farms in the county Wicklow?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners have no information as to the total number of evicted tenants in county Wick-low on 1st January, 1904, but up to the present they have received applications for reinstatement from 140 persons, who state they or their predecessors were evicted from holdings in the county. After enquiry and consideration the Commissioners have rejected 63 applications, 23 applicants have been reinstated or provided with other holdings, and 24 others have been noted for consideration in the allotment of untenanted land. The remaining 30 applications were not received within the time specified by the Evicted Tenants Act.