HC Deb 29 June 1899 vol 73 cc998-9

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that great inconvenience has been caused by 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 lcases, and that tenants in the Listowe 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, by an early sitting of the Sub-Commission at Listowel.


I am unable to add anything to the reply given by me to the similar question put by the hon. Member on the 20th June, except to state that the Commissioners are unable to arrange for a sitting of the Sub-Commissioners at Listowel until the list now in course of disposal at Killarney has been finished, and that it is impossible to state, even approximately, when that list will be finished.