HC Deb 15 May 1888 vol 326 cc319-20
MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been called to the following judgment of the Land Commission in The Freeman's Journal of the 12th instant:— There were two cases on the property of Colonel King Harman, Michael Killeen, £14 0s. 2d. old rent and £9 judicial rent, and Thomas Hoey, £15 10s. old rent and £9, which were heard before Judge Curran. Judge Curran appended to his order a statement that he thought £12 would be a fair rent in both cases, only for the unreasonable conduct of the landlord as to the cutting of turf by the tenants; and, in consequence of that unreasonable conduct, he made the rent £9 …they would make the rent in both cases £10 10s.; and, were the Government in possession of the text of the Judgment of County Court Judge Curran, or would it be possible to lay a Copy of it upon the Table?


The Secretary of the Land Commission telegraphs that the Commissioners are sitting in Court at Roscommon hearing appeals; and that he cannot communicate with them in time to furnish the necessary Report in reply to this Question, which appears on this morning's Paper without previous Notice.


Then, perhaps, when the right hon. and gallant Gentleman comes back, I will ask himself directly.