HC Deb 24 November 1884 vol 294 c233

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether only forty - four Land cases are listed for hearing by the Sub-Commission at Longford on the 1st of December; whether considerably over one hundred cases were last March, at the landlords' instance, transferred from the County Court to the Sub-Commission; if so, why these transferred cases have not been listed for the 1st of December, when they could be conveniently heard; and, when these cases will be heard?


The facts are as stated in this Question. The Sub-Commission could not, within the period it can sit at Longford, hear more cases than the number listed. With regard to the transfer of cases from the County Court, the terms under which that arrangement was made were that the judicial rents, when fixed by the Land Commission, shall commence and run as if they had been fixed at the sitting of the Civil Bill Court, at which the applications would, but for the transfer, have been entered for hearing. It cannot be precisely stated when these cases will be heard; but, in the foregoing circumstances, suitors will not suffer by the delay.