Mr. CHARLES MacVEIGH
asked the Chief Secretary whether he can state the number of persons approved of by the Estates Commissioners as persons suitable to be provided with farms under the Evicted Tenants Act in the county Donegal; whether he will say how many of these can be supplied with economic farms out of the 325 acres which the Commissioners have already acquired; and whether this number of acres will be adequate to supply all the evicted tenants now on their list as suitable with economic holdings?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that 19 county Donegal evicted tenants or their representatives have been provisionally noted for consideration in the allotment of untenanted land to be acquired by the Commissioners under the Irish Land Act, 1903, and the Evicted Tenants Act, 1907. The 325 acres referred to by the hon. Member, which are the subject of proceedings under the last-mentioned Act, have not yet been acquired, as the owner has filed a petition under Section 2 (5) of the Act, which has not yet been determined.