§ Mr. O'SHEE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Estates Commissioners placed Mr. John Power, of Ballymacask, county Waterford, who was evicted from the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, on their list of evicted tenants suitable for restoration or for being provided with a holding instead of his evicted holding; and whether they have recently decided not to provide a holding for Mr. John Power or for one of his sons in lieu of his evicted holding?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners received an application from John Power for reinstatement in a holding on the estate of Mrs. Williams, county Waterford, formerly occupied by him and now in the possession of a tenant purchaser. The Commissioners had no power to interfere with the occupier of Power's former holding, and decided to take no action on Power's application, but made a note of the case to consider whether one of his sons might not be provided with a small holding if they acquired untenanted land in the neighbourhood. On further consideration the Commissioners decided not to provide a holding for the son.