§ Mr. GINNELL
asked the Chief Secretary the number of evicted tenants, including representatives of evicted tenants, reinstated in their former holdings in Ire- 499W land since the 1st August, 1914, and the number of new farms formed out of untenanted land vested in landless men in the same period?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
During the period mentioned sixty-two evicted tenants or their representatives have been reinstated in their former holdings or have been provided by the Estates Commissioners with other holdings. During the same period 716 new holdings formed out of untenanted land have been actually vested by the Estates Commissioners in tenant purchasers. In most of these cases the holder was given possession at an earlier date, but the holding was not vested until after 1st August, 1914. Of these 716 new holdings 154 were vested in evicted tenants or their representatives. The Estates Commissioners are not in a position to state how many of the remainder were given to landless men.