§ MR. JUSTIN M'CARTHY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been drawn to the hearing of an application made by Patrick Casserlay for a reduction of his rent before the Land Commission Court held at Longford in March; whether the farm held by Casserlay on the shore of Loughrea, county Longford, was formerly let at five pounds a year, and whether, on a change of ownership some years ago, the rent was raised to sixteen pounds; whether Casserlay applied to the Land Court to have a fair rent fixed; and, whether it is true that the applicant received no notice of the decision against 1309 his claim until after the time had passed when he could appeal from that decision?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
The Land Commissioners inform me as follows:—Casserlay's application to have a fair rent fixed was heard by the Longford Sub-Commission. His holding had been let up to 1872 for £5. But the tenement valuation is £13. His rent was £16, at which amount it has been fixed by the Sub-Commission. The Sub-Commission gave judgment on the 28th of April. Notification of the decision was sent by post to the tenant on the following day, and the time within which the tenant can appeal has not yet expired.