HC Deb 18 May 1896 vol 40 c1559

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with regard to the fact that in August of last year the Irish Land Commission, by a letter from its president, Mr. Justice Bewley, informed him that if the Land Bill to be introduced this Session were such as to affect the decisions on application to refix judicial rents, it would be easy and proper for the Land Commission to instruct sub-commissioners to defer judgment until the Bill was passed, will he state whether the Land Commission have given any such instructions?


No instructions of the nature mentioned have been given to the assistant commissioners before whom some of such applications are now pending, and the Commissioners are not aware that any application by the parties or their solicitors to postpone the decision in such cases has been made and refused.