HC Deb 11 May 1883 vol 279 cc522-3

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is the fact that, on May the 4th, the Sub-Commissioners for hearing Land Cases in the county of Waterford adjourned their Court until September next; if it is the fact that a considerable number of cases from that county, in which originating notices were served as far back as December 1881, are still undisposed of; and, whether arrangements will be made to enable the Sub-Commissioners to take up the hearing of cases at an earlier date than September, and to sit more frequently than hitherto, and for longer periods?


This Question, which only appeared on the Paper yesterday, was telegraphed to the Sub-Commission yesterday, but no reply has yet been received, owing, it is presumed, to the interruptions caused by bad weather. I am, however, informed by the Land Commissioners that, according to the arrangements made for the Water-ford Sub-Commissioners, they were to sit at the City of Waterford until the 6th of this month, unless all cases listed had been previously disposed of. All cases from County Waterford lodged during 1881 have been listed, but some of them stand adjourned. It is not the oase that the Sub-Commission will not again sit in the county until September. They are appointed to sit at Dungarvan on the 30th of July to hear cases from the Unions of Waterford and Dungarvan.