CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - COLLECTION OF LAND ANNUITIES.

asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture whether, having regard to the Minister's reply on 2nd December, 1925, to a question to the effect that 2,647 Civil Bills for arrears of land annuities had been issued in County Kerry between June, 1925, and that date, of which 2,586 were in respect of one instalment only, and to the fact that the vast majority of those processed had hitherto been regular in payment of their annuities, and that great losses were sustained in County Kerry, through the epidemic of fluke in 1925, and through the disastrous floods of the spring of 1926, he will now consider the giving to annuitants, who may have delayed payment while awaiting a favourable market for the disposal of stock, of an opportunity of avoiding the burden of costs which the issuing of such processes inflicts by restoring the issue of the six-days' notice which was discontinued as from 1st January, 1924.

Mr. HOGAN

It is proposed to revert gradually to the practice of issuing the "six-day Notices," but it must be clearly understood that this will not mean that payers are entitled to await receipt of these Notices before paying their instalments, which should be paid when they become due, that is, within fifteen days of the gale day.