HC Deb 23 March 1888 vol 324 cc187-8
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to the new arrangements to be made in order to expedite the hearing of fair rent applications in the County of Down, Whether he can now state what those arrangements are?

THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN)(who replied) said (Kent, Isle of Thanet)

As has been already stated within the past few days, the Government are anxiously considering the question of the arrears in cases awaiting a hearing to have fair rents fixed in Ireland. They are not at present in a position to state what steps the Land Commissioners will take as regards individual counties; but they must manifestly be guided by considerations of the general claims of the public.


Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman state when he will be in a position to give us the information?


No, Sir; I am afraid I cannot give the date.