CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - EVICTED TENANTS AND LAND ACT.

asked the Minister for Agriculture how soon it is intended to take steps to deal with the claims of evicted tenants coming under the Land Act, 1923; whether it is intended to establish a Commission to hear such claims.

Mr. HOGAN

It should be remembered that very large numbers of evicted tenants' claims have already been fully investigated and classified under previous Land Acts. It is the business of the Land Commission to investigate new claims, and it is not intended to establish another Commission to do that work. The Land Commission will investigate these claims as they acquire the various estates, but it will deal with urgent cases of congestion among existing tenants before dealing with any large number of evicted tenants.