§ MR. FINUCANE (Limerick, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, When will the 1835 Land Commission again sit in Limerick to hear fair rent applications from that county; what is the number of applications from that county awaiting hearing; and, is it a fact that at the last sitting of the Commission in Limerick several fair rent applications were listed and heard, though the originating notices were not served as early as in many cases not yet listed; and, if so, will the Land Commission in the future direct that the originating notices shall be listed according to priority of service?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The Land Commissioners inform me that they are unable at present to fix the date of the next sitting of a Sub-Commission in the County of Limerick. The number of cases awaiting hearing in that county is 1,968. They further state that it is not the fact that several fair-rent cases were listed out of their turn. The Commissioners invariably have the cases listed in their priority of service unless the case be a very urgent one, through an eviction being pending or other special circumstance.
§ MR. M'CARTAN
asked, whether it was not a fact that a County Down case had been listed for hearing out of the order in which the originating notices bad been served?