§ 81. Mr. PATRICK MEEHAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland why John Duff, who was evicted from his holding on the estate of Caroline Buxton and others, Coolnacarte, Queen's County, was not reinstated in his holding when the estate was acquired by the Estates Commissioners; why the Estates Commissioners allotted his holding amongst other tenants on the estate instead of reinstating him; and if he will say whether the Estates Commissioners intend providing John Duff with a holding elsewhere or purpose to otherwise compensate him?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
Duff's case was fully considered by the Estates Commissioners when dealing with the Buxton estate, on which his former holding is situate, and they decided to take no action in the matter of his reinstatement, nor will they provide him with a holding elsewhere. The lands formerly occupied by Duff have been, allotted by the Commissioners in the exercise of their discretion to three tenant purchasers who have signed undertakings to purchase same, and have been put in possession thereof.