HC Deb 23 November 1882 vol 274 cc1930-1

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he can yet state what decision the Land Commission has come to with respect to the declaration of General Tisdal (Investigator for Sligo under the Arrears Act), in the case of Anthony Galeagher, tenant, that, although the tenant had paid a half-year's rent after the first gale day in 1881, and another half-year's rent after the second gale day, it would be necessary for him to pay a third half-year's rent, in order to gain the benefit of the Act?


The case of Anthony Galeagher has not been brought judicially before the Land Commissioners. In cases where the question of the construction of Section 1, Sub-section 3 of the Arrears Act, appears to arise, the attention of solicitors of tenants was called to the advisability of bringing the cases before the Court for a judicial decision. As yet none have done so, although they have been informed that every facility would be given; and it was even indicated that, if the matter of costs and expenses stood in the way, the Land Commissioners would be prepared to make some arrangement whereby that objection would be obviated.


Does the right hon. Gentleman mean that the solicitor has been invited to bring the case before the Court of Land Commissioners?


I will look again at the letter, which I have here; but I have no doubt whatever that is the case.