§ MR. BLANE (Armagh, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that the Land Commission have issued a list of only 129 cases for fixing fair rents on lands in the Unions of Dungannon, Armagh, and Clogher, the hearing to be in Dungannon, leaving several hundreds of cases without immediate prospect of hearing, though the tenants are being sued for arrears of unfixed rent; and will the Government take into their consideration the reported block in the Land Courts?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
The Land Commissioners report that the list of cases to be heard at Dungannon comprises the usual number of cases included in one list, and which can be conveniently listed at one time. So soon as the Assistant Commissioners, to whom it has been issued and who are continuously occupied, have finished the cases contained in it, a further list for the same or the adjoining district will be issued to them.