§ Mr. O'SULLIVAN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland how many applications for reinstatement have been made to the Estates Commissioners by evicted tenants on the estate of Lord Kenmare in Kerry; how many of these have been reinstated; what is the cause of the delay in dealing 1144 with the remainder; and whether it was one of the first conditions in the agreement come to between the tenants' representatives and the landlord that all bonâ fide evicted tenants should be immediately reinstated?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners have received and inquired into sixty-four applications from persons stating they are evicted tenants or representatives of evicted tenants on the estate of the Earl of Kenmare, eight tenants have been reinstated, in thirty-nine cases the Commissioners have decided to take no action, and six will be further considered when the estate is being dealt with. In the remaining eleven cases the Commissioners have instituted proceedings under the Evicted Tenants Act for the acquisition of the former holdings of the applicants. The owner has signified his willingness to accept the Commissioners' estimated price for ten of these holdings. The Commissioners hope shortly to acquire these holdings and to issue their offer for the remaining one. The Commissioners have been informed that in the preliminary agreement between the vendor and the tenants the former agreed to reinstate all bonâ fide evicted tenants.