HC Deb 11 May 1897 vol 49 c192
MR. JAMES DALY (Monaghan, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Sub-Commissioners who sat at Carrickmacross on 18th March last, to fix fair rents on the estates of Mr. S. E. Shirley and Major Tennison respectively, have not viewed all the farms yet and in no case has judgment been given; whether he can say what is the cause of the delay in viewing the farms of tenants whose cases were heard at Carrickmacross on 18th March; and, when will judgment be given?


I am informed that the lay Assistant Commissioners have not yet completed the inspections in the cases recently heard at Carrickmacross, but that the work, which has been somewhat retarded by bad weather, is being proceeded with, with as much expedition as possible. The decisions will be announced as soon as all the inspections have been finished, but no date can yet be fixed.


I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that tenants on the estate of Mr. R. C. Leslie, Ballybay, who served notice before November last to have their fair rents fixed on their holdings, have not got their cases heard yet; whether he can state the cause of this delay; and, whether the Sub Commissioners will sit at Ballybay to try the cases in question, and when?


In all cases on this estate where originating notices were received prior to the 1st November last the applications have been listed for hearing and appear upon a list, the hearing of which was commenced at Castleblayney on the 29th April. There has been no delay in dealing with these applications. It is probable that the Chairman of the Sub-Commission will sit at Ballybay for the disposal of the cases referred to, but the place of hearing has not been finally arranged.