§ Mr. O'SHEE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that an application was duly lodged with the Estates Commissioners, under the Land Act of 1903, by Mr. John N. Wall, of Dungarvan, an evicted tenant, who was within the statutory time evicted for non-payment of rent from two substantial holdings at Knockmaun and Mount O'Dell, county Waterford; whether the Estates Commissioners have considered this application; 878 and whether, as they cannot acquire the evicted holdings under the compulsory provisions of the Evicted Tenants Act of 1907, the same being tenanted or already sold under the Purchase Acts, they will provide Mr. Wall with a suitable holding elsewhere; and whether they have received a memorial requesting them to do so?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
The Estates Commissioners received applications from Mr. John N. Wall for reinstatement in two holdings formerly occupied by him, and now in the possession of purchasing tenants. The Commissioners inquired into and considered his applications, and they decided to take no action in the matter, nor do they intend to provide Wall with a farm elsewhere. The memorial referred to in the last paragraph of the question has been received.