HC Deb 27 August 1895 vol 36 c897

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland—(1) how the Irish Land Commission propose to secure that the judgments in fair rent applications listed for hearing before Sub-Commissions between now and next year will be postponed pending the passing of the proposed Land Bill; (2) whether they intend to give directions for the purpose to the Sub-Commissioners; and, (3) whether it has hitherto been the practice for the Land Commission to give directions to Sub-Commissioners as regards cases coming before them judicially.


What I understand the Land Commission to have in contemplation is the issuing of instructions to the Sub-Commissioners to postpone judgment in the cases referred to in the first paragraph of the hon. and learned Member's question. I cannot regard this as an interference with the judicial functions of the Sub-Commissioners, as seems to be implied in the last paragraph of the question. ["Hear!"]