§ MR. BYRNE (Wicklow, W.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether a great many notices of application to have fair rents fixed were lodged in the Land Courts by tenants in the County Wicklow on the 28th and 29th of September last; and, if so, could he state how many; whether those applications ought to have been listed for hearing at the recent sitting of the Sub-Commission in that county; and, when these tenants, who are now eight months in Court, 1020 may expect to have their fair rents fixed?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, K)
The Land Commissioners inform me that the number of fair rent originating notices from the County Wicklow received at their office on the 28th of September last was 388, and on the 29th of September four. As already stated, in reply to a previous Question, the cases listed for hearing by the Sub-Commission now sitting in the county were those received up to and on the 27th of September, it being necessary to fix this limit, having regard to the claims of other counties. The Commissioners are not at present able to state the date of the next sitting of a Sub-Commission in the county. Two hundred and nine cases are listed for the present sitting, which commenced on the 8th of May, and will be continued for a portion of June.