§ MR. FLAVIN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that great inconvenience has been caused to a large number of tenants in the northern portion of the County of Kerry by the fact that the Sub-Commission have not sat at Listowel for two years to hear fair rent cases, and that tenants in the Listowel district, whose applications to fix fair rents were made nearly three years ago, are still unheard; what is the number of tenants' applications now awaiting trial before the Sub-Commission at Listowel; and whether some steps will be taken to remedy the congested condition of fair rent applications in the Listowel district.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
A list containing a large number of cases from the locality of Listowel, as well as from other districts in the County Kerry, was commenced at Killarney early last month, and is now in course of disposal. That list contains all cases from the districts listed in which applications to fix fair rents were lodged in the Land Commission prior to the 1st of February, 1898. There are 90 cases from that portion 603 of the Listowel Union situate in County Kerry, and 22 from that portion in County Limerick, still unlisted.
§ MR. FLAVIN
The Appeal Commission sits only at Killarney, but my question has reference to the Sub-Commission, which sits at Listowel. I ask as to that.