§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Chief Receiver of the Land Judges' Court, on 30th April 1896, gave directions that a tenant upon Lord Huntingdon's estate should not be allowed to apply in the local County Court to fix a fair rent, but that this must be done by the Land Commission; will he obtain a copy of this ruling, and state why it was made; and who is the County Court Judge affected.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am informed by the Chief Receiver of the Land Judges' Court that no ruling was made in which the County Court Judge was referred to. An ejectment was taken in the County Court against the tenant in question; his rent was £6 a year and he owed £69 to November 1895. Mr. Justice Ross ordered, with the consent of the owner and petitioner, £57 of this arrear to be struck off, and directed that the tenant should apply to the Sub-commissioners to have a fair rent fixed.