MR.P.O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he can give the total number of appeals entered, by landlords in the County of Monaghan, against the recent decisions fixing a fair rent of the Land Sub-Commission, and which are now listed for hearing, with the number in the case of each landlord, and the place and date for hearing such appeals; whether it is true that Dublin has been fixed upon by the Head Commissioner as the place for hearing appeals from the Carrickmacross Union; whether Mr. Horatio Shirley, a landlord in that union, has lodged over 100 such appeals; and, whether arrangements can be made to have these appeals heard 364 within the County Monaghan, and spare the tenents the inconvenience and expense of hearing in Dublin?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said: The Land Commissioners inform me that the total of the number of appeals entered by landlords in the County Monaghan, and remaining to be disposed of, is 403; but they are unable to state the number in the case of each landlord, the Notice of the Question being insufficient for the purpose. It is the case that the appeals on the Shirley Estate are over 100 in number. The place and date for hearing any of the appeals in question have not as yet been determined by the Commissioners. They have already been applied to by the parties residing at Carrickmacross to have the cases heard in a more convenient place than Dublin; and they replied to the effect that they will do what they can to meet the general convenience.