HC Deb 06 February 1913 vol 48 cc19-20

asked whether the Estates Commissioners have yet made a grant to Rose Carroll, an evicted tenant on the Gray estate, county Fermanagh, who was reinstated two years ago, or when they intend to make such a grant for the necessary repairs and improvement of the dwelling-house and to assist Mrs. Carroll in the purchase of stock?


The Estates Commissioners have decided after inquiry not to make any grant in this case.


asked what steps the Estates Commissioners are taking to deal with those cases of evicted tenants in the county of Limerick which they have recognised as genuine; and whether he can fix any date by which they will be settled?


The Estates Commissioners inform me that there are six county Limerick evicted tenants whose applications for reinstatement have been provisionally noted for consideration in the allotment of untenanted land acquired by the Commissioners and who have not yet been provided with holdings. The Commissioners have been able to make arrangements for the reinstatement at an early date of one of these persons. They are not at present in a position to say when they will be able to provide holdings for the others, but their cases will be dealt with as soon as practicable.


Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that there has been great delay in the reinstatement of these evicted tenants and in making some provision for them, and is it not time now, so long since the passing of the Act of 1903, that their cases should be dealt with at once?


I have no doubt there has been delay, but it has been unavoidable delay. The hon. Gentleman must know that the process of reinstating these tenants is very difficult.