HC Deb 04 April 1892 vol 3 cc567-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state why the case of James Perry, of Crieve, Barony of Cremorne, and County of Monaghan, whose originating notice was served March, 1887, to fix a fair rent, has not been disposed of; if he is aware that the case was listed for hearing January, 1891, when, after waiting four days, the tenant was told by the Court his case would be heard in a few days, which has been extended to the present time, and not yet disposed of; and if there is any redress for the delay, expense, and inconvenience he has been subject to?


(who replied) said: The Land Commissioners report that the originating notice in the case mentioned was dismissed by the Sub-Commission on 7th May, 1889. The tenant served a notice for re-hearing, and the case was listed in January, 1891, but the Commissioners were unable to reach it. The Commissioners point out that the tenant could not have been informed by the Court to the effect stated in the question, inasmuch as the sittings in Monaghan were arranged to continue for one week only. The case will be listed in due course for the first appeal sitting for the district; but no date has yet been fixed.


The tenants have great reason to complain of the manner in which legal costs are increased by the way in which cases are put at the end and held over.


We will do what we can to give facilities for the hearing.