§ MR. MAHONY (Meath, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he will state the exact date at which the Laud Com- 381 mission adopted the practice of sending a statement of the amount of the Court valuer's valuation by post to the litigants before the hearing of the cases; and the number of appeals lodged respectively during the 12 months previous and the 12 months subsequent to the adoption of this practice?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said, the Land Commissioners reported that there was no record of the exact date on which the practice of sending the amount of the Court valuer's valuation was adopted; but they believed it was adopted early in 1883. The number of appeals lodged in 1882 was 5,318; and the number in 1883 was 7,880.