HC Deb 06 March 1888 vol 323 cc367-8
MR. CAREW (Kildare, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware of the cause of the delay in the sitting of a Sub-Commission to hear the fair rent applications served before November last in respect of holdings in the Unions of Naas, Athy, and Baltinglass; whether, considering that the tenants who served notices to fix fair rents before the gale day next after the passing of "The Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1887," are entitled to the reduction on the half-year's rent due on that gale day, and are, notwithstanding, compellable to pay the old rent pending the decision of the Sub-Commission, he will take steps to have the applications from these Unions heard without delay; and, whether he can state on what date, and in what town, the next sitting of a Sub-Commission will be held for these Unions?


(who replied) said: The Land Commissioners inform me that a Sub-Commission sat to hear cases in the Unions referred to in the month of November last, and that there has been no unusual delay in fixing another sitting. There will probably be a sitting held in County Kildare in June next; but the Commissioners do not appear to have as yet decided upon the place.