§ Mr. O'SHEE
asked how many agricultural tenancies have been determined under section 7 of The Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1887, since 14th August, 1903; how many caretakers so constituted have been removed from their former holdings; and can an estimate be given of the number of persons now in possession of agricultural holdings in Ireland as caretakers so constituted under the section mentioned?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Quarterly Returns presented to Parliament show that 10,307 notices under section 7 of The Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1887, were filed between 1st October, 1903, and 31st December, 1908. During the same period 525 tenants who had been converted into caretakers by service of such notices were turned out of their holdings. There are no means of estimating the number of persons now in occupation of holdings as caretakers.