§ MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the total number of evicted tenants in Kerry; how many evicted tenants have been reinstated in their own or other farms by the Estates Commissioners; and how many have been reinstated by the landlord.
(Answered by Mr. Cherry.) Up to 31st May last the Estates Commissioners had received 957 applications from evicted tenants in County Kerry. Of these thirty-nine have been reinstated or provided with new holdings by the Commissioners, eight have been rein stated by the landlords at the instance of the Commissioners, and 207 have been reinstated by landlords, some prior to and others subsequent to the passing of The Irish Land Act, 1903. 359 applications have been refused by the Commissioners, and the names of 210 applicants have been noted upon the list of persons suitable to receive holdings if such can be provided. The Commissioners have no information as to the number of persons evicted in the county, as they deal only with those evicted tenants who apply to them.