MR. W. P. SINCLAIR&c.) (Falkirk,
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the number of cases listed in County Antrim for hearing in the Land Court is at present unusually large; what number of cases have been placed on the list since September last year; if he can say when the next Land Commission Court will sit in that county; and, if he is unable to give an exact date, does he think that the number of cases awaiting adjudication is so great as to warrant his drawing the special attention of the Land Commissioners to the accumulation of unheard cases in County Antrim?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN) (Dublin University)
(who replied) said: The Land Commissioners inform me that the number of cases in the County Antrim now waiting to be heard is 2,120, of which 371 have been lodged since September 1684 last. They expect to be able to appoint a Sub-Commission to sit in that county in November.
§ In reply to further Questions by Mr. M'CARTAN (Down, S.) and Mr. W. P. SINCLAIR,
§ MR. MADDEN
said, he had no doubt that the long interval which had elapsed since the last sitting of the Sub-Commission in the County Antrim was due to pressure of business elsewhere. He had no doubt that the question of appointing more Sub-Commissioners would receive the consideration of the Government.