§ MR. HARRIS (Galway, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it be true that the tenants on Captain Blakeney's estate near Glantane, County Galway, served originating notices, in October, 1887, to have a fair rent fixed, and that the Irish Land Commissioners have not as yet intimated when they are to adjudicate in these cases; that, in the mean time, these tenants are being subjected to law costs if they be unable to meet 866 the demands of Captain Blakeney on rent day; and, if so, would the Government take such action as would bring about a speedy settlement of these cases?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The Land Commissioners report that originating notices were served in October, 1887, by tenants on Captain Blakeney's estate, County Galway. I am not aware of the tenants being subjected to any costs. There will be a Sub-Commission sitting for the union of Mount Bellew, in which these cases are situated, about February or March next. But it is not possible for the Land Commissioners to say at present how many of the cases referred to will be on the first list.