§ MR. PATRICK WHITE
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether Matthew Brady, Stonefield, Virginia Road, County Meath, has applied to the Estates Commissioners to be reinstated in his former holding; and if the Commissioners have approached its present occupant with a view to acquiring it for the reinstatement of its former tenant.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Estates Commissioners inform me that Matthew Brady applied for reinstatement in a holding which is in the occupation of another person who has purchased it under the Land Acts. The Commissioners have no power to interfere in such case. They offered Brady first one and then another holding elsewhere and he declined both, and the Commissioners have decided to take no further action whatever upon his application.