§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that, in the land case of Andrew M'Cale, of Gallon, Killinkere, Virginia, county Cavan, the solicitors for landlord and tenant agreed, by compromise of a disputed measurement, that 18 3 4 should be the basis for valuation, and that, in spite of said agreement, the Sub-Commissioners settled the measurement at 19 acres; and, whether he can explain the ground of the decision?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
I have seen the Chairman of the Sub-Commission before which this case was heard. It was heard several months ago, and he has no recollection, nor any note, of the particular circumstances referred to. I asked him to communicate with the other Sub-Commissioners, and ascertain whether they could give any information on the subject, and this he undertook to do. I may mention that the records in the Land Commission Office show that the difference in the measurement was not what is stated in the Question, but only 16 perches.
§ MR. BERESFORD
Sir, in answer to the Question of the hon. Member for Cavan, you will allow me to explain, as this is a matter which concerns me. I have the honour to be the landlord concerned in the case about which the hon. Member for Cavan has asked, and I remember the case perfectly well. There was a survey made on behalf of the tenant, which made the area of the holding 18 acres 3 roods 18 perches, and the landlord's surveyor made the area 19 acres 1 rood 14 perches. We threw off the 1 rood 14 perches, and by mutual agreement made the area 19 acres. So that the hon. Member for Cavan will see that he has been wrongly informed.