HC Deb 13 November 1882 vol 274 cc1306-7

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to a Resolution adopted by the Board of Guardians of the Granard Union, county Longford, complaining of The want of sympathy with the tenant farmers evinced by the selection of the gentlemen appointed as Sub-Commissioners and Court Valuers under the Land Law Act, affirming that their close connection with landlords, many of whom are rack renters, prevent the Sub-Commissioners from dealing with the cases that come before them on the principle of 'live and thrive,' and adding, that we believe the judgments lately given in the cases heard at Longford and Granard will lead to a total withdrawal from the Sub-Commissioners' Court; and, whether, in view of this expression of opinion and others of the same kind from Boards of Guardians in Ireland, the Government are prepared to take any steps?


I have not seen a copy of the Resolution referred to in this Question; but I have ascertained that it was passed at a meeting of four Guardians of the Granard Union, where the Board consists of 50 Guardians. The Land Commissioners inform me that they have no applications for the withdrawal of cases from the Longford and Granard Sub-Commissioners' Court.