§ MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to the complaints made from every county in Ireland as to the delay in fixing fair rents, owing to the insufficient number of Sub-Commissioners, Whether he will consider the desirability of appointing two additional lay Sub-Commissioners to each Sub-Commission, so that the sittings of the several Sub-Commissions may be continued without interruption, instead of on only two or three days in each week, as at present?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I shall, of course, be glad to consider any suggestion of the hon. Member's. As he is doubtless aware, I have promised that a statement shall be made on this subject before the end of the present Sittings of the House.