§ MR. MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether it is the fact that in November, 1887, about 100 tenants on the estate of Mr. Francis M'Glade, Glencolumbkill, county Donegal, made application to the Land Commission to have fair rents fixed; whether, on their cases coming on for hearing in July, 1889, the Land Commission fixed fair rents in 20 cases, the remainder being adjourned for survey; whether, although the survey for which these 80 cases were so adjourned has been long since completed, the said cases are still unheard; and whether the Government will take any, and, if so, what steps to expedite the hearing of these cases?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
The Irish Land Commissioners Report that the facts appear to be as stated in the question. It is intended to list the cases for the next sub-Commission sitting at Glenties, the date of which, however, has not yet been fixed. The cases would have been disposed of at the sitting in 1889 if the parties had had them properly prepared, and had produced proper evidence as to area.