HC Deb 03 April 1908 vol 187 cc814-5
MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the number of applications to fix fair rents received by the Irish Land Commission for the two years ended 30th June, 1907, from tenants in the Kenmare rural district; how many of these applications have boon heard by the Sub-Land Commission; the date of the last sitting of the Sub-Land Commission in Kenmare; and, having regard to the number of applications remaining unheard on the 30th June, 1907, and the period that has elapsed since the last sitting at Kenmare, he can state the earliest date of the hearing of these applications by the Sub-Land Commission.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The number of applications to fix fair rents received by the Land Commission from the rural districts of Kenmare during the two years ending 30th June, 1907, was seventy-two. Two Sub-Commission sittings were held at Kenmare in 1907. The latest sitting was held on 3rd October, 1907, at which all cases lodged prior to 1st April, 1907, were dealt with. Of the seventy-two cases referred to only thirteen remain unheard. A further sitting will beheld at Kenmare at as early a date as possible, regard being had to the claims of other districts.