§ Mr. PATRICK WHITE
asked whether the Estates Commissioners have received a request from the people in the vicinity of Carlanstown, county Meath, requesting them to provide a holding for John Tully, who was evicted from the, Headfort estate; and whether, in the event of any land being at their disposal in the near future, his claim will receive favourable consideration?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners do not appear to have received any application from John Tully for reinstatement in the holding which he is stated to have formerly occupied on the Headfort estate, county Meath, nor from the particulars given can they trace the receipt of the communication referred to by the hon. Member.
§ Mr. VINCENT KENNEDY
asked the Chief Secretary when James Shiels, the county Cavan evicted tenant, is likely to be reinstated; can he say what is the real cause of the unreasonable delay in dealing with this case and will he have steps taken at once to have this man's reinstatement proceeded with without further delay?506W
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners inform me that there is no unreasonable delay in this case. Shiels' former holding is being acquired by the Commissioners under the provisions of the Evicted Tenants Act, 1907, and when the requirements of that Statute and the Rules made under it have been complied with, and the lands acquired by the Commissioners, steps will be taken to put Shiels in possession of the holding as soon as practicable.