§ MR. FINUCANE (Limerick, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, When will the Land Commission sit in Limerick to hear the numerous originating notices to fix fair rents served by the leaseholders of Limerick; whether, if in the meantime the landlords insist on the tenants paying the original rents, the Government will aid the former in any evictions which take place; and, whether the Government will afford adequate means to have the legislative enactments made for protection of the tenants administered in seasonable time?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said: The Land Commissioners inform me that a sitting of a Sub-Commission has been fixed for the County Limerick on April 4. The Government are bound to afford the assistance of the forces of the Crown to enable a Sheriff to execute writs and decrees of a Court of Law, whether of ejectment or otherwise. As has been already stated in the House, every effort is being made to expedite the hearing of the large influx of cases 1074 through the operation of the Land Act of last Session, and the Irish Government are at present in communication with the Treasury on the subject.