§ MR. HAYDEN (Leitrim, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true that an application for the re-hearing of the appeal (Record No. 2,423) of Edward Murray, tenant, Francis O'Beirne, landlord, came before the Chief Land Commissioners at Longford on the 23rd of February, 1887; whether a period of three years had elapsed after the notice before the appeal came on; whether the case was struck out of the list, and the tenant ordered to pay the landlord's costs, solely on the ground that a fee of 1s., as provided by one of the Rules, had not been paid by the tenant; and, whether the attention of the Commissioners will be drawn to the matter?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied), said, the Land Commissioners reported that the facts were as stated in the 1585 Question. The law required that in every case in which notice of re-hearing was served such notice should bear a 1s. stamp. This was not done in the present case, and no appeal was, therefore, properly before the Court; and, if the opposite Party desired, he could ask that the case be struck out, which was the invariable practice.