HC Deb 05 May 1898 vol 57 cc408-9

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what were the costs incurred by the Irish Land Commission in the case of the Queen at the prosecution of Lord Gosford v. the Irish Land Commission in the Queen's Bench Division and the Court of Appeal; whether these expenses were incurred through the Land Commission having refused to state a case for the Court of Appeal or for leave to appeal; is he aware that the judges were of opinion that the questions at issue were questions of law which arose in the case, and were questions which should have been submitted for the opinion and decision of the Court of Appeal; and whether directions can be given to the Land Commission to enable parties to have matters of law decided by the Court of Appeal without having to resort to the legal remedies vested in the Common Law Division of the High Court of Justice?


I must ask my honourable and gallant Friend to defer this question until Monday next, as it has been found necessary to communicate on the subject with the Judicial Commissioner who is absent from Dublin hearing appeals.