§ Mr. THOMAS O'DONNELL
asked the Chief Secretary whether he would inquire from the Estates Commissioners if their inspectors had reported on the applications of evicted tenants from the union district of Dingle, county Kerry; how many applications were sent in; how many investigated; how many tenants reinstated; and how many others placed on the list?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The statistics of the Estates Commissioners are not compiled by unions. Taking the county of Kerry as a whole, the Commissioners inform me that they have received 1,048 applications from persons seeking reinstatement as tenants or representatives of tenants evicted from holdings in the county. They have refused 508 of these applications after inquiry. Three hundred and one applicants have been reinstated or provided with new holdings. Ninety-four have been noted for consideration in the allotment of un-tenanted land, and the remaining 145 applications were received after the date mentioned in the Evicted Tenants Act, and cannot be dealt with under that Act.