§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that one of the Warden estate, Sneem, county Kerry, evicted tenants who returned from America last December has not yet been reinstated, and that, although grants were passed last year for building houses and purchasing stock, some of the tenants reinstated have not yet received grants for stock and nothing has been done in the way of building; and whether, seeing that these tenants have had to pay interest on their purchase money, steps will be taken to complete the issue of the grants for these two purposes; and can he say what steps, if any, will be taken to secure the reinstatement of the six evicted tenants whose holdings are situate on that portion of the estate hitherto excluded from sale.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. CHERRY,Exchange; for Mr. Birrell) Liverpool,
The Estates Commissioners inform me that they are unable to identify the particular evicted tenants referred to in the Question, but if the names of these persons are supplied to them they will make further inquiries. The Commissioners have sanctioned grants for the improvement of the estate in question, but the actual outlay has been delayed pending the settlement of a certain legal question. This question is under consideration.