§ Mr. DORIS
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he was aware that on 17th January, 1908, the Estates Commissioners addressed a letter to Peter Murray, evicted tenant, of Kilmeena, West-port, county Mayo, informing him that he had been noted as a person whom they had deemed suitable to be provided with a holding should an opportunity occur; that an inspector of the Commissioners visited Murray subsequently and assured him that he would soon get a holding; and can he state why the Lucan and other neighbouring estates having been acquired by the Commissioners or Congested Pistricts Board, this evicted tenant has not been provided with a holding as promised?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Murray's application was noted by the Estates Commissioners for consideration in the allotment of certain lands which were the subject of proceedings under the Evicted Tenants Act. These proceedings were dropped, as it was found that the lands could not be acquired under that Act, but the Commissioners will consider Murray's application when other land is available. Murray's application has been brought under the notice of the Congested Districts Board, who have acquired the Lucan Estate from which he was evicted, but the Board are not in a position to provide him with a holding.