§ MR. DILLON
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has observed that in the case of Patrick MacNeill, Pink Schedule dated 16th February, 1899, 15 per cent. is added to the rent for proximity to Moy, County Tyrone; and in the case of A. M'Kenzie, Pink Schedule dated 19th July, 1898, no percentage is added for proximity to Moy, although both farms are equi-distant from the town of Moy, which has less than 1,000 inhabitants; and whether he can explain this difference of procedure in fixing fair rents.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. G. W. BALFOUR,) Leeds Central
The question refers to matters which came before the Sub-Commissioners judicially, and the Land Commissioners decline to require the Sub-Commissioners to explain the grounds of their judicial decisions. The parties, if they feel aggrieved, have the right to require the cases to be reheard on appeal before the Land Commissioners, and in one of the two cases referred to I understand that notice of rehearing has been served by both landlord and tenant.