§ Mr. VINCENT KENNEDY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Estates Commisioners specifically notify evicted tenants on their reinstatement of the amounts allowed them for rebuilding, stocking, etc., their farms; and, further, what precautions are taken to secure that the particular money is applied for the special purpose for which it was assigned?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Evicted tenants' applications are inquired into by an inspector. If the Estates Commissioners sanction a grant or loan on reinstatement it is expended through the inspector, who notifies the evicted tenant and arranges with him in the case of a grant for stock as to when the stock will be purchased, and in the case of a grant or loan for buildings, whether the tenant himself will build or whether the work will be done by contract. The expenditure on the purposes approved by the Commissioners is supervised by the inspector whose accounts are checked in the Land Commission and subsequently by the Comptroller and Auditor-General.