§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state the number of applications to fix fair rents which were heard at the sitting of the Sub-Land Commission at Kenmare in July last; whether Mr. Humphreys, the Assistant Commissioner, visited Kenmare during the first week of October last and left again after two days; the number of holdings he inspected during that period and the number yet to be inspected; why he was recalled from Kenmare, though he had sent through the post notification that he would inspect certain holdings; and whether the Irish Land Commission will communicate the order of the Court to the 557 tenants whose holdings Mr. Humphreys inspected, and, if so, on what date.
§ MR. BIRRELL
Sixty-seven applications to fix fair rents were heard at the end of July last by the Commission, of which Mr. Humphreys was the lay member. The inspection of the holdings was commenced by Mr. Humphreys on 13th October; but, owing to an accident to his leg, he was almost immediately obliged to postpone the inspection to a later date. He resumed the work towards the end of October, and the decisions in these cases will be announced as soon as possible.